3M Scotchlite 680CR Removable Reflective




3M Scotchlite 680CR Removable Reflective

3M Scotchlite 680CR Removable Reflective
7 Mil Reflective Vinyl with Comply™ Adhesive.
• Up to 9 year durability with up to 7 year 3MTM MCSTM Warranty on many applications.
• Clear removable pressure-activated adhesive with air release.
• Retro-reflectivity values meet ASTM D-4956-11a, type 1, and NFPA1901.
• Do not wet apply.
• NOTE: Yellow, Red, Lemon Yellow, and Ruby Red meet NFPA 1901.



1. Product Description
A. Product Features and
 7-mil, enclosed lens, retroreflective, engineer grade films that offer flexibility and ver­
 Available in 11 colors, including black (which reflects white)
 Similar daytime and nighttime appearance that retains most of its reflectivity when wet
 Excellent angularity
 Pressure-activated adhesive for easy sliding and tacking
 Removable with heat and/or chemicals
 For vertical, flat, curved or corrugated surfaces, with or without rivets
 Air release channels for fast and easy, bubble-free graphic installation
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
 Vertical commercial vehicle, railcar and bus graphics
 Vertical non-regulated signs and striping
 Vertical indoor and outdoor signage
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 both 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.
Vehicle Rail
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
9 years
Unwarranted Period
7 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 type surface.
7 years
Warranty Period
5 years
Warranty Period
D. Limitations of End Uses This 3M product is not designed or recommended for the following uses. Please contact us
to discuss other options.
(1) Unsuitable End Uses for This
 Do not apply this film on:
– walls.
– substrates with compound curves.
– substrates without a clean, smooth surface or poor paint-to-substrate adhesion.
Continued on the next page. Product Bulletin 680CR – 2
(1) Unsuitable End Uses for This
Film, Continued
– stainless steel.
– unpainted metal other than aluminum: contact 3M Technical Service for details.
– paint that is not fully cured.
– FRP with a Tedlar coating.
– flexible substrates.
 Paint that is not thoroughly cured or dried. Read the Important Note for Substrate
Consideration on page 8!
 Low surface energy substrates (some plastics, powder-coated paints, etc.)
 Also see limitations of graphic removal, page 5.
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
Literature at the end of this Bulletin for more information about the compatible products.
See the Warranty Information section to determine which compatible products are
approved for your graphic construction.
A. Screen Printing  3M™ Screen Printing Ink Series 1900 (Solvent)
 3M™ Scotchlite™ Screen Printing Ink Series 2900 (Solvent)
 3M™ Screen Printing UV Ink Series 9800
B. Graphic Protection  3M™ Screen Print Gloss Clear 1920DR
 3M™ Screen Print UV Gloss Clear 9740i
 3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 8519
 3M™ Screen Printing Gloss Clear 9800CL
C. Other Products  3M™ Prespacing Tape SCPS-55
 3M™ Premasking Tape SCPM-3
 3M™ Premasking Tape SCPM-44X
3. Characteristics These are typical values for unprocessed product; processing may change the values.
Contact your 3M representative for a custom specification.
A. Physical Characteristics Characteristic Value
Material Vinyl
Thickness With adhesive: 7 to 8 mils (0.18 to 0.20 mm)
Film colors &
At -4 entrance angle and 0.2 observation angle.
Film Color Typical Coefficient
Number Name of Retroreflection
680CR-10 White 100
680CR-14 Orange 20
680CR-64 Gold 70
680CR-71 Yellow 65
680CR-72 Red 20
680CR-75 Blue 10
680CR-76 Light blue 10
680CR-77 Green 20
680CR-81 Lemon yellow 75
680CR-82 Ruby red 15
680CR-85 Black 30

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