IllumiNITE Wrap® is a 5-mil (125 micron) printable reflective vinyl film featuring FLITE Technology®. With its lite contact system, the film allows for a fast, repositionable install while maintaining the reflective quality of the film. Using Arlon’s recommended installation techniques, the film easily conforms to irregular and glides over smooth surfaces, enabling graphics to be brightly displayed day and night. IllumiNITE Wrap meets or exceeds the following standards for motor vehicles: ISO 7591-1982, DOT FP-85 - Section 718, and ASTM-D 4956, Spec. Type 1, Class 3. It is rated for outdoor durability up to 7 years (unprinted). Printed durability is dependent on the ink system used.
|Property||Test Methods||Typical Value|
|Surface Finish||Gloss Meter 60° Reflection||80 to 90 Gloss Units|
|Thickness||Micrometer, Federal Bench Type||5-mil (125 micron)|
|Tensile Strength||Tensile Tester with 2-in (51 mm) jaw separation; crosshead speed of 12 in/min. (5.1 mm/s), web direction||≥ 10.0 lb/in||≥ 1.8 kg/cm|
|Elongation||Instron Tensile Tester as above||≥ 90%|
|Shelf Life||Ideal Storage Temperature 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity||2 years from factory shipment|
|Application Temperature Range||On clean, dry substrate||50°F to 100°F||10°C to 38°C|
|Service Temperature Range||On clean, dry substrate||-40°F to 160°F||-40°C to 71°C|
|Dimensional Stability||158°F (70°C), 48 hours||< 10 mils||< 0.25 mm|
|Gasoline Resistance||Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing LS-300 Method 4.4.6||No appreciable effect|
|Coefficient of Reflectivity||ASTM-E810 (Observation Angle: 0.2°, Entrance Angle: -4°)||100|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 15 min. 70°F (21° C) on Stainless Steel||≥ 2.4 lbs/in||≥ 420 N/m|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 24 hr. 70°F (21° C) on Stainless Steel||≥ 3.0 lbs/in||≥ 525 N/m|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 1 week. 70°F (21° C) on Stainless Steel||≥ 4.2 lbs/in||≥ 736 N/m|
|Liner Release||TLMI Release at 90°, 300 in/min (60 cm/min)||40 g/2 in||8.0 g/cm|
Actual weathering durability depends on surface preparation, surface maintenance and exposure conditions. Successful weather resistance is characterized by the retention of legibility. IllumiNITE Wrap will resist weathering best when applied to vertical angles rather than horizontal due to the nature of less UV exposure and moisture, as well as other contaminants. For additional preparation and installation tips on IllumiNITE Wrap, reference the IllumiNITE Wrap Installation Guide.
Addition of heat during removal will make the process much cleaner and faster. Where ambient temperature is not that high, use either a flame type torch or heat gun to bring the temperature up. Arlon recommends getting the film and under laying adhesive above 130°F (54°C). Remove the film in a continuous smooth motion with minimal stops at a shallow angle of less than 90 degrees for the cleanest and fastest separation. Where it is practical, two people on the removal make the job go far faster than using just one. With one person working the heating unit in front of the second person who is peeling the film, the job proceeds at a uniform and consistent pace. Where only one person is working there will be constant starting and stopping in addition to the problems on the heat being very inconsistent.
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