3M DI-NOC vs 3M 1080 Wrap Film Series
What are the differences between DI-NOC and 1080 Wrap Film as you may ask?
Since both DI-NOC and Wrap Films Series 1080 are available in Carbon Fiber and Brushed style, can I used DI-NOC to wrap my vehicle instead of using 1080 series? The answer is No. WHY? DI-NOC is not designed to be used on vehicle. Perhaps they look similar, but they are not the same. Let's compare both of them side by side:
DI-NOC: Designed to be used in architectural applications like walls, ceilings, cabinets, tables, refrigerators or even sinks. Suggested to use on flat and/or simple curves.
1080 Series: Designed to be used on exterior and interior trims on vehicles, ATV, watercrafts, aircrafts, or painted/ smooth surfaces. Suggested to use on flat and/or simple curves and even moderate compound curves.
DI-NOC: 48" wide - Not wide enough for some panels on some vehicles.
1080 Series: 60" wide - Ideal for accent, partial or full vehicle wraps
DI-NOC: 8Mil in thickness. (not including release liner)
1080 Series: 4.5Mil in total thickness (not including release liner)
DI-NOC: Pressure-sensitive, permanent adhesive with Comply technology air release channels
1080 Series: Pressure-sensitive, removable, slidable, repositionable with Comply technology air release channels
DI-NOC: Removal may damage the substrate or its finish
1080 Series: Removal will not damage painted or finish
In conclusion, we do not recommend using DI-NOC on vehicle unless you are looking for a permanent application. You can use it to wrap the dashboard or flat surface, but don't expect it to come off easily like 1080 Series due to tackier permanent adhesive. If you are looking for car wraps that's easy to apply or remove and will not damaged the original surface or finish, you can't go wrong with 3M 1080 series.