3M Scotchcal 8000 Series Railroad Graphic Film Black and White


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3M Scotchcal 8000 Series Railroad Graphic Film Black and White

3M Scotchcal 8000 Series Railroad Graphic Film Black and White
2 Mil Cast Vinyl with Permanent Adhesive.
• Designed specifically for decals, striping and graphics for railroad cars.
• Good for use on flat and simple curves.
• Designed to withstand severe weather and handling conditions.
• Aggressive permanent adhesive.
• 5-8 year outdoor durability, depending on color.
• Not designed for solvent ink jet printing.

1. Product Description
A. Product Features  2-mil opaque film
 Available in several colors with a paper line (Series 8000) or layflat liner (Series 8000LF)
 Pressure-sensitive adhesive
 Withstands severe weather and handling conditions encountered by commercial and
industrial graphics
 Long term durability for fleet, sign and railroad graphics
 Permanent film
 Approved by the AAR (Association of American Railroads)
B. Recommended Types of
Graphics and End Uses
When constructed and used as described in this Bulletin, these types of graphics and end
uses may be warranted by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. Please read the entire Bulletin for
 Fleet and railroad car graphics including labels, emblems and striping
 Multicolor graphics and signs
C. Performance Overview 3M tests the performance of both individual products and finished graphic constructions. This
table shows the best performance expected from this product without a Warranty Period and
with a Warranty Period.
For detailed graphic construction and application options along with specific Warranty
Periods, please see the Warranty Information, Section 5.
Expected Performance Life. This is the estimated period of time the product should perform satisfactorily.
Unprinted film with no graphic protection, applied to a flat vertical outdoor surface in a non-abusive
10 years
Unwarranted Period
3M™ MCS™ Warranty. This is the maximum period of time 3M will warrant the finished graphic performance.
Printed film with the best 3M ink and graphic protection option, applied to a flat, vertical vehicle
7 years
Warranty Period
D. Limitations of End Uses 3M specifically does not recommend or warrant the following uses, but please contact us to
discuss your needs or recommend other products.
(1) Unsuitable End Uses for This
 Application to compound curves or corrugated surfaces.
 Graphics regularly subjected to gasoline vapors or spills.
 Graphics applied to stainless steel substrates.
2. Compatible Products This section provides a list of products that are approved by 3M for use with the base film
covered in this Bulletin, and used for the creation of a graphic that is covered by the 3M™
MCS™ Warranty. Refer to the Product and Instruction Bulletins listed in 3M Related Liter­
ature at the end of this Bulletin for more information about the compatible products.Product Bulletin 8000 – 2
(1) Screen Printing Inks  3M™ Screen Printing Ink Series 1900 line color and four-color
 3M™ Screen Printing UV Ink Series 9800 line color and four-color
(2) Graphic Protection  3M™ Screen Print Gloss Clear 1920DR
 3M™ Screen Print Low Gloss Clear 1930
 3M™ Screen Print UV Gloss Clear 9740i
 3M™ Screen Print Low Gloss Clear 9730UV
 3M™ Screen Print UV Gloss Clear 9800CL
(3) Other Products  3M™ Edge Sealer 3950
 3M™ Premasking Tape SCPM-3
 3M™ Premasking Tape SCPM-44X
 3M™ Prespacing Tape SCPS-2
 3M™ Prespacing Tape SCPS-53X
3. Characteristics These are typical values for unprocessed product; processing may change the values.
Contact your 3M representative for a custom specification.
E. Physical Characteristics Characteristic Value–&fn=8000.pdf
Colors Color
Tomato red
Bright orange
Deep red
Sapphire blue
Bright yellow
Vivid blue
Cardinal red
Paper Liner
Layflat Liner
Thickness Without adhesive: 2-mils (0.05 mm)
With adhesive: 3 to 4-mils (0.08 to 0.10 mm)
Adhesive type Pressure sensitive
Adhesive color 8000-15, 8000-25 and 8000-114: Clear
All others: Gray
Liner LF description: Polyethylene-coated paper
All others: Kraft paper
Tensile strength 5 pounds/inch at 73F (minimum) (0.9 kg/cm at 23C)
24 hours after application
ABS: 4 pounds/inch (0.7 kg/cm)
Acrylic enamel: 4 pounds/inch (0.7 kg/cm)
Aluminum, anodized: 6 pounds/inch (1.1 kg/cm)
Aluminum, etched: 6 pounds/inch (1.1 kg/cm)
Chrome: 5 pounds/inch (0.9 kg/cm)
Fruehauf painted panels: 4 pounds/inch (0.7 kg/cm)
Chemical resistance Resists mild acids, mild alkalis, and salts.
Excellent resistance to water (does not include immersion)

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