SLX®+ is a 2-mil (50 microns) premium gloss white cast film with FLITE Technology®. Designed for full and partial vehicle wraps and fleet applications, SLX+ features an optimal initial tack to ensure high repositionability with quick anchoring and build a strong bond while removing clean at the end of the wrap life. The optimized performance of SLX+ improves all-weather application performance and cutting & weeding, while maintaining a high conformability in complex areas such as rivets, curves, and deep channels. SLX+ has a tinted, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive that provides excellent opacity and a low profile air egress liner that aids in easy installation and provides a smooth finish.
SLX+ is rated for outdoor durability up to 10 years (unprinted). Printed durability is dependent on the ink system used.
|Property||Test Methods||Typical Value|
|Surface Finish||Gloss Meter 60° Reflection||70 to 90 Gloss Units|
|Thickness||Micrometer, Federal Bench Type||2-mil||50 microns|
|Tensile Strength||Tensile Tester with 51 mm jaw separation; crosshead speed of 5.1 mm/s, web direction||≥ 4.5 lb/in||≥ 0.8 kg/cm|
|Elongation||Instron Tensile Tester as above||Average 190%|
|Shelf Life (In Box)||Ideal Storage Temperature 21°C and 50% relative humidity||2 years from factory shipment|
|Application Temperature Range||On clean, dry substrate||50°F to 90°F||10°C to 38°C|
|Service Temperature Range||On clean, dry substrate||-40°F to 176°F||-40°C to 80°C|
|Dimensional Stability||70°C, 48 hours||0.010 in||0.24 mm|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 15 min, 21°C||2.8 lb/in||490 N/m|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 24 hours, 21°C||3.6 lb/in||630 N/m|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 1 week, 21°C||4.2 lb/in||736 N/m|
|Liner Release||TLMI Release at 90˚, 300 in/min (760 cm/min)||50 g/2 in||9.84 g/cm|
Actual weathering durability depends on surface preparation, surface maintenance and exposure conditions. Successful weather resistance is characterized by the retention of legibility. SLX®+ will resist weathering best when applied to vertical or upper outboard angles rather than horizontal surfaces due to the nature of less UV exposure and moisture, as well as other contaminants. Use heat and/or chemicals when removing graphics from vehicle (Fleet & Vehicle Wrap Removal Tip #44 by visiting www.arlon.com).
Stainless steel application with SLX®+ is for smooth stainless steel surfaces. Clean removability is not guaranteed for installation on stainless steel surfaces. Arlon does not warranty discoloration or staining that may be visible after removal of SLX®+ on stainless steel.
Storing vinyl graphics in covered areas will help prolong the life of the vinyl by limiting its exposure to damaging elements such as sunlight and rain. Protecting a wrapped car in the garage can keep it sheltered from all types of weather and harmful pollution, both of which could wear out the horizontal surfaces of the car and cause damage to the paint underneath. Vinyl that starts to brown or show discoloration has been negatively affected by acidic pollutants and if not immediately removed could stain the paint. Taking extra steps to keep the vinyl covered when not in use will help extend the life of the vinyl and keep the car looking as good as it did when it was first wrapped.
The following is made in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied:
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