Decorative Exterior Decals - Foils
|Publication Date:||1 September 2016|
This specification covers the performance requirements of exterior decorative striping and graphics with pressure sensitive adhesive and a suitable release liner. It also includes premasks for ease of application, location, and protection during application. Typical examples are shown in Appendix A, Figure A1. A special Type IIIB construction is intended for exterior wood grain film.
Types IA and IB films are used for accent stripes (pin stripes), blackout films (pillars and protected exterior surfaces) and inserts. Sill plate constructions can vary from Types IA and IB, by using multiple layers.
Type II films include usage in various graphic packages, legends, accent/two-tone stripe end caps, inserts, and door handle tapes.
Types IIIA and IIIB films include usage in various graphics packages, legends, and wood grains (Type IIIB).
Types IVA and IVB films include two-tone stripes.
Types VA and VB films include low profile individual letters and emblems, approximately 1 mm thick. They are available in various colors, and bright (chrome, gold, satin chrome, etc.)
Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. Many of the types use a 0.0125 mm (nominal) thick Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA). The PSA thickness will be specified on the part drawing, or in the math data file. The adhesive can also be patterned for a Bubble Free (BF) application. A "BF-PSA" suffix will be added to the material callout on the Part Drawing, or Math Data File.
Symbols. Not applicable.
Applicability. For exterior decorative striping and graphics.
Remarks. These films have limited gravel and abrasion resistance. Consider using urethane film (GMW15957) in high chip areas