NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Directed Electronics Enters Film Industry
Directed Electronics, a company known for its consumer-branded vehicle
security and remote start systems, has added a window film line, Viper
Window Film, to its product offerings.
Viper Window Film will feature three individual product lines. According
to the company, Viper Ultra Film was developed to reduce the temperature
inside vehicles and is available in different sizes and colors. Viper
Security Film was designed to strengthen vehicle glass while Viper Ceramic
Film offers the benefits of typical window film without changing the color
of the windows drastically.
Select Viper officials said they expected to begin offering the film in
Trading Glossy for Matte
3M has introduced a new line of paint protection film that has a matte
finish. The 3M VentureShield Paint Protection Matte Finish Film 7710 offers
an alternative look to the traditional glossy paint protection films.
The matte finish film can be used on any make or model car and can be
custom cut to the vehicle. The film is 8mil including the adhesive and
can be installed like any other VentureShield film. In order to create
the matte look there is no clear coat on the film. It can be used to coat
an entire car or to create style features like racing stripes on the hood
or side of the vehicle.
Like other 3M films it is recommended for professional installation only.
On the Surface
Most of the industry’s window films are used to protect what lies inside
the windows, however there are other film products that protect the windows
themselves. Surface Guard 12330L UV protective film is used to coat glass
and high gloss frame surfaces during manufacturing and installation.
According to the company, this 3mil film provides a protective layer against
water/condensation, heat, high surface energy, scratches, soiling and
marring. The film is designed to protect windows during fabrication, shipping
and installing and, according to the company, can be easily removed when
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