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8518 Change??

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by InkjetAuction, May 18, 2018.

  1. Anyone experience a change in the 8518?

    I just used a roll that had a paper release liner and it wasn't as high gloss as usual.

    It most definitely was a 2mil gloss cast...and the box and core was labeled correctly. I didn't have time to return it to get a new roll of the "old" stuff. Luckily this roll covered a complete project itself (box truck).

    Just wondering if anyone else has seen this, or did I get a different product in the correct box. I have ordered another roll since, and it was the film that we are used to (high gloss with synthetic liner)

    Thoughts?

    ~E
     
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  2. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    8519 is a luster with a paper liner. We prefer it. Maybe got the wrong label on the box somehow.
     
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  3. wildsidewildside You are probably right on that. Thanks for the reply.

    I actually liked it as well.

    ~E
     
  4. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    No experience with the 8518 change but the rolls I have now in 85xx have paper liners which I prefer because its much easier to load. I also learned that the 8520 Matte laminate is not matte at all. It seems more like a luster. I had to order another roll of 8915 for the 3M Ultra Matte which I love the finish. 8915 also has a paper liner.
     
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  5. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I've used 3M 8519 luster for years and just switched over to Arlon 3220 overlaminate, comes in gloss, lustre, matt and has 7 year life. So far it seems to be good and lower cost than 3M.
     
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  6. AKwrapguy

    AKwrapguy Active Member

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    8518 (gloss) comes with a plastic liner. 8519 (luster) and 8520 (matte) come with paper liner.
     
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