Stainless Steel Protection Film

With stainless steel, finish is everything. Whether you are looking for a brushed, bright annealed or mirror appearance, a single scratch can ruin the value of your product and cut through the protective surface layer which gives “stainless” its name.

The problem is that your stainless steel faces many potential hazards throughout the fabrication, shipping and installation processes. The surface can be marred at any step along the way, and the cost of fixing or replacing the product can put a big dent in your profit margin.

However low-cost stainless-steel protection film provides a great return on investment, as it eliminates scrapes or scratches to the steel surface itself. Any damage or soiling impacts only the protective film, which is then easily peeled off and disposed of. Your product remains completely clean and untouched.

Types of Stainless Steel 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).

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.

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.

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


If you are not certain which type of film you need, we would be happy to send you a selection of free samples.

To learn more, please contact us online.