The 3M 1080 Live Wrap Competition featured two days of live competition at the SEMA Show. The event included 11 tealented teams composed of shop professionals competing for a chance to win more than $32,000 in total prizes. Ultimately Team 11—featuring Steve Carney from Carbon Wraps, Joe Alexander from Incognito Wraps, Carl Brewer from The Wrap Installers and Enrique Torres from Rod Wraps—emerged as the champs. *See wraps from all 11 teams in the photo gallery below*
3M Wrap Film Series 1080 Tops 100 Colors
Meanwhile, 3M is expanding graphics installers’ arsenals by adding eight new colors to the 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 family, bringing the color total to 106 options, according to the company.
Showcasing gloss, satin and color-flip finishes, the new class of 3M wrap colors includes Gloss Blue Fire, Matrix Black, Satin Flip Ghost Pearl, Dead Matte Black, Shadow Black, Satin Key West, Gloss Galaxy Black and Gloss Glacier Gray.
With so many variations on shades of black, grey and white, graphics installers will more easily be able to replicate the images in their minds and bring them to life, according to 3M.
“We know the reputations of graphics installers hinge on their abilities to create designs that break the mold. We work hard to consistently develop and deliver new 3M car wrap colors that will catapult them ahead of the competition,” said Janelle Pizzi, marketing for 3M. “Our goal is to supply installers with the products they need to wow their clients at every turn.”
3M also announced that Gloss Plum Explosion is once again available for purchase.
3M Wrap Film Series 1080 is made in 60-inch rolls, eliminating the need for seams by easily covering vehicle sections. 3M also recently added a new feature to the back of the film liner: An arrow emblem indicating web directionality to ensure correct and consistent install, according to the company.
For more information, visit 3M.com/1080films.