Gloss wrapping film
Comparing to other films, it might be the easiest wrap film for installation to some.
Gloss wrap film is considered a standard type of film. This means there are either one color and a lamination film, or two layers in one color.
And gloss wrap film is non-directional, which means it is ok to apply the film without checking the logo on the liner. The hue will match exactly at each section with no risk at all.
As for squeegee, either a soft or medium one can be used. But remember, it should be with a brand new buffer on, either dry or wet – It is up to the installer’s preference. If it is a wet buffer, soapy water can be added during the application so that it can help slide.
Also, when squeegee, the standard technique should be applied, which means using an overlapping stroke at a 45-degree angle.
Because the surface energy of gloss wrap film is high, the base layer does not have to be prepped when making overlap or applying overlaying pieces like strips during the install.
If light scratches are made on the surface during or after the install, they can be self-healed by adding heat. The same way goes to wrinkles, which can occur during the installation process. If this happens, gloss wrap film can be picked back up and added heat.
This will trigger the memory effect in the same way as for scratches, and the wrinkles will flatten back out as the original state. When needed to heat, either a propane torch or heat gun is the best option.
Another point is that if gloss wrap film has to be stretched during the install, it is one of the easiest wrap films to do so because even when stretched, the hue and color will often barely change.
However, this can be a problem because it is hard to see if the film has been overstretched – Unlike other wrap films like matte, which becomes shinny when overstretched.
If gloss wrap film does get overstretched, the memory effect can be triggered, when it will go back to its original shape and tension, and your install process can then be started again.
For relief cut, the standard cut can be made. As well as for post-heating that standard protocol should be applied, because there is little chance of glossing the face of the film as it is already gloss.
It really does sound convenient to install a gloss wrap film, right? Even better, it is also easy to clean and maintain it when you have one!
For gloss wrap film, using any kind of after care product, from general cleaner to ceramic coating, can mostly be acceptable.