By its nature, glass is extremely fragile. Even heavy-duty tempered glass can scratch, mar, swirl, etch or haze with handling and exposure. This makes working with glass a challenge. Each step of a glass product’s life cycle represents a new danger to the glass itself. Hazards arise during:
Surface Armor glass protection film is the simple, cost-effective solution to many of the challenges involved in working with glass. Our protective films are easy to apply, and can provide protection from only a few minutes to over a year, depending on the requirements of your application. They can then be quickly removed without leaving any adhesive residue. Coated optics, interior/exterior windows, shower doors and other glass surfaces each require their own specific type of protection.
The table below can assist you in selecting the type of film that you would like to evaluate for your particular application. The headings at the top of the table identify the specific protective films by listing the combination of adhesive type, tack and material used.
• Adhesive type – This is the product identification number of the adhesive used to attach the protective film to the glass.
• Tack – Measured in ounces per lateral inch, this defines the amount of adhesive used and the resulting “stickiness” of the glass protection film. 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.
• Film/Paper – This indicates the type of plastic or paper that the film is made of.
Each row of the table is then labeled with the type of glass surface you want to protect.
We highly encourage sampling two or more films to ensure you find the optimum film that performs to your expectations and removes cleanly when no longer needed.
Note that interior rated films do not have UV light inhibitors built into them, and could adhere too strongly if exposed to sunlight for lengthy periods of time. Request exterior rated film samples for products that will be exposed to direct sunlight.