3MTM ScotchcalTM Gloss Overlaminate 8518 is a 50 micron conformable cast film that provides additional ultravoilet and durable physical protection for selected graphic constructions.
This highly conformable overlaminate provides a wet paint look that reflects sunlight brilliantly and resists fuel vapors, making it a top choice for a variety of graphic types, including car and boat wraps.
Can be hot or cold roll laminated.
Suitable for use in signage and vehicle graphics.
|Interior or Exterior use||
|Minimal Temperature Resistance||-54.0 °C|
|Maximal Temperature Resistance||107.0 °C|
Slightly curved surface
Adhesive & Liner
|Adhesive||Pressure sensitive, clear, solvent based|
|Adhesive Composition||Solvent-based acrylic|
|Material used as liner||Polyester|
|Shelf Life||Total shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture on the original box. If you do process the film, do so within 2 years and apply within 1 year. If you do not process the film, apply it within 3 years.|
|Storage & Transport conditions||4°C to 30°C,• Out of sunlight • Clean dry area • Original container • Bring the product to print room temperature before using|
|Durability (range)||8 years|
Some higher gloss overlaminates are more susceptible to scratching during application.
Using an application tape protects against scratching but the adhesive may dull the gloss somewhat.
When the graphic is not protected by an application tape, always use edge protection on the squeegee, such as a paper liner or soft PTFE tape.