3M™ Blackout Film FRA0045JQ is a 5.6 mil thick (film plus adhesive) textured, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film used to provide a blackout appearance around automotive side glass. Black film features a modified PSA that delivers high shear performance, and an air-bleedable release liner to create air release microchannels for reduced bubbling. Matte black appearance integrates into designs.
A Textured OEM Film for Reduced Bubbling on Window Sash and Frames An excellent alternative to automotive paint and paint processes, our 3M™ Paint Replacement Film FRA0045J is intended for application to a wide range of interior and exterior surfaces, such as window frames, window sashes, window extensions, body and door pillars, dashboard components and lids (metal or plastic). Durable, conformable 5 mil polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film resists scratches and weathering, and provides a textured matte black appearance that meets stringent OEM automotive design specifications. The modified acrylic adhesive is pressure-sensitive for reduced cycle times, and delivers very high final adhesion and shear performance to a range of automotive surfaces even under extreme environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature changes. A Paint Replacement Film for Lower Cycle Times 3M™ Paint Replacement Film FRA0045J eliminates the paint process and cumbersome masking and de-masking, reducing reject levels and production costs. The air-bleedable feature of the adhesive layer has been designed for air bubble free application of the blackout film while still providing strong, reliable adhesion under extreme conditions of environmental stress such as climatic change and humidity cycling. The special release liner features a structured pattern which it imparts into the adhesive. This pattern creates microchannels in the adhesive, which allow air to escape at the film edges. This feature reduces the chance of bubbling, and allows for faster removal of any remaining bubbles without air release tools. This automotive paint replacement film is available in pre-masked, die-cut parts for fast, efficient application. Recommended Applications Window frames and sashes Sealing strips Sunroofs About 3M Paint Replacement Films 3M™ Paint Replacement Films are part of a global array of engineered solutions for automotive manufacturers, including project pla