Surface Armor Metal Surface Protection

Metal Protection Films

The strength, durability and aesthetic appeal of metal makes it the ideal material for a broad range of applications. In manufacturing and construction, metals have long formed the backbone that modern life and industry is built upon. And yet metal is also the trendy “new” standard for design in home and office furnishings, such as the stainless steel appliances and finishes that are in demand for their sleek luster, durability and easy maintenance. But for all of their advantages, metallic surfaces are not immune to damage and wear, especially during the fabrication and finishing processes. Metal surfaces can be marred by chatter marks, scratches or swirls, or contaminated by overspray, solvents, dust and the like. Potential hazards to your metal surfaces arise during:

  • Machining
  • Brushing
  • Polishing
  • Cutting
  • Bending
  • Welding
  • Painting
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • Handling
  • Storage
  • Installation

Made In The USADamage to the metal surface at any step can be costly, putting pressure on both your timeline and your bottom line.You can prevent any such damage from occurring with Surface Armor metal protection film. Our protective films provide a temporary barrier that can absorb scratches or scrapes and block any liquid or solid contaminants. The thin, disposable film can then be quickly peeled off upon delivery to the next stage of manufacturing, or to the end customers themselves.We carry protective films to cover almost any type of metal, and can deliver it to you in the size and shape that will best suit your needs.

Metal Applications

Type001018042065090120210311340363410415426505566754842AP224
Tack11-32-65-97-129-16204-88-1210-1518-2517-2516-2099-12510-164.5
Film/PaperLDPELDPECOEXCOEXLDPELDPECOEXLDPELDPELDPELDPELDPELDPEPOPPPVCPaperPVC
ALUMINUM
Anodized BrightXXX
Anodized Matte/SatinXXXXXXXXX
Mill FinishXXXXXXXX
PolishedXXXXXX
OTHER
Cast IronX
Chrome/CopperX
PAINTED
CARCXXX
High GlossXXXXXXXX
Low GlossXXXXXXX
MatteXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Powder CoatedXXXXX
STAINLESS
2B Mill FinishXLaser CutXXX
2BA Bright AnnealedXXLaser CutXXX
#3 / #4 Dry PolishedXXXLaser CutXXXXX
#7 / #8 MirrorXLaser CutX

This table is designed to assist you in selecting which Surface Armor products you might want to evaluate for your specific application.  As there are many variables involved in the relationship between a protective film and the surface it is applied to, it is usually a good idea to test two or more samples on your specific surface(s) in all phases of the intended surface protection life cycle. This guide can serve as a starting point when requesting samples, which are FREE by the way.

Along the left side of the table you will find various Surface Armor tapes and films listed by their adhesive type, tack level and the material these products are made from.

Types of Metal Protection Films

Adhesive Type – This is the product identification number of the adhesive

Tack – Measured in ounces per lateral inch, this defines the level of “stickiness” of a particular adhesive. Because there are many variables at play, the tack level of most adhesives will be expressed as a range of values rather than a single, specific measurement.

Material – This identifies the product substrate, itself (type of plastic / paper).

The top of the table lists the various surfaces to be protected, grouped by classification.

Give us a call (or email) to discuss various film options, adhesive characteristics, and how they might apply to your specific application. We can probably ship samples to you today.

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