Carbon Fiber Wrap – Matte


Note: This product is sold in 5 feet wide by 1 foot in lengths:
Example 1: a quantity of 1 is 5 feet wide x 1 foot long
Example 3: a quantity of 3 is 5 feet wide x 3 feet long



Product Features
Dual cast vinyl film with cast over lamination

  • 2 distinctive-looking finishes: matte, gloss
  • Use the film right out-of-the-box with or without graphic protection
  • Pressure-activated adhesive
  • Non-visible, air release channels for fast, easy, bubble-free installations
  • Available in 59 inch rolls—allowing almost any section of the vehicle to be wrapped without seams
  • Removable with heat and/or chemicals.
  • Expected Performance Life (no warranty on printed film):

– 7 years for Matte and Gloss

Recommended Types of Graphics and End Uses

  • Solid color vehicle detailing
  • Standard vehicle graphics, detailing and decoration, multiple layers of graphics
  • Commercial vehicle and fleet graphics, emblems or striping
  • Watercraft graphics applied above the static water line only

Physical Characteristics
*NOTE: Gray adhesive color may be darker or lighter depending on the film color.

Characteristic and Value
Material – Vinyl, cast

Without adhesive: 5.5 mil (0.14 mm)
With adhesive: 7.5 mil (0.20 mm)

Adhesive – Pressure-activated, slideable, repositionable, air release channels

Adhesive Color – Gray

Liner – Polyethylene-coated paper

Adhesion, Typical
24 hours after application

Substrate – Adhesion:
ABS – 4 – 5 pounds/inch (0.72 – 0.89 kg/cm)
Acrylic enamel – 3 – 4 pounds/inch (0.54 – 0.72 kg/cm)
Automotive clear coats (OEM) – 3 – 5 pounds/inch (0.54 – 0.89 kg/cm)

Tensile Strength – 5 pounds/inch at 73 °F (0.9 kg/cm at 23 °C)

Chemical Resistance
• Resists mild alkalis, mild acids, and salt
• Excellent resistance to water (does not include immersion)
• Resists occasional fuel spills

ASTM E84 test report go to the On-line Catalog at

Application Characteristics

Characteristic and Value

Finished Graphic Application

Surface type: Flat, simple curves, moderate compound curves

Substrate type: ABS resins, chrome, glass, paint (check adhesion
to power-coated or water-based paints) fiberglass with gel coat

Application Temperature: 60 – 90 °F (16 – 32 °C)

Application Method: Dry

Applied Shrinkage 0.015 inches (0.4 mm)

Temperature Range After
-65 to +225 °F (-60 to +107 °C) (not for extended periods of time
at the extremes)

Graphic Removal
Removable with heat and/or chemicals from most substrates
within the Expected Performance Life at 50 °F (10 °C) minimum
(air and substrate)

FCW Carbon Series With Graphic Protection 3M8518
U.S. Vertical Exposure
* U.S. Vertical Exposure in years
0-3 years* None
U.S. Horizontal Exposure
0-3 years* None

Additional information

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 60 × 3 × 3 in
SKU: wrap-matte Category: