08 Dec 2021

Pimp Your Ride with 3M's Carbon Finish

3M DI-NOC Carbon Fibre Finish

Vehicle body shops and car owners can now restore, modify or customise cars with low-cost, no mess, carbon fibre finishes.

3M DI-NOC Carbon Fibre Finish, from 3M UK & Ireland, is a vinyl film that looks like the real thing but is less expensive and more versatile. It is simple to install and easy-to-clean with a modern, visually appealing design making them perfect for unique wrapping of interior or exterior car surfaces such as bonnets, boots, roofs, side view mirrors and interior plastic.

It's not a carbon pattern printed; the film has an embossed finish resembling true carbon fibre, which reflects light as expected and changes the highlights of the pattern depending on the viewing angle.

Already widespread in interior decoration and exterior building design applications, 3M DI-NOC Finishes are scratch resistant and highly durable. There are a huge number of patterns and designs in the range from natural to hi-tech, which faithfully reproduce wood, stone, sand, marble, stucco, leather and many others, but the most fashionable patterns are from the carbon family.

"We are delighted by the enthusiasm and interest that our 3M DI-NOC Carbon Finishes are generating in the market. They offer a stylish substitute to authentic carbon fibre. They also offer ultimate versatility and adaptability to curved, irregular and flat surfaces, and are more cost-effective, replacing expensive and laborious modification and maintenance work," said Cécile Linard, European Market Development Manager Signage Products, 3M Commercial Graphics.

Featuring 3M Comply adhesive, 3M DI-NOC Carbon Fibre Finishes for car personalization allow quick and easy application. The air trapped between the film and the surface is released via tiny channels resulting in a bubble-free installation. The thinness of the film also enables installations that are lighter in weight compared to real carbon fiber bonnet and hard-top parts.

As a result of decades of experience in the production of self-adhesive films, 3M DI-NOC has excellent resistance to water, dirt, impacts, wear, abrasion and mould. It is amongst the technologically most advanced and prestigious products offered by 3M.