In the wrap industry, there is a lot of debate over which vinyl manufacturer is the best. Customers and DIY enthusiasts will undoubtedly agree that choosing a vinyl wrap brand can be difficult. Two of the most popular vinyl wrap brands today, 3M and KPMF, are always brought up because of their excellent quality, diverse selection, and outstanding durability.
Some consumers do not know that different brands have slight or significant differences in quality, finishes, manufacturing process, and installation difficulty. Metro Restyling is here to help you decide what brands you should look for by providing a comparison chart to help you see some similarities and differences between 3M and KPMF.
As one of the leading producers of vinyl wraps, 3M offers a selection of product wraps for car wrapping and is renowned for providing some of the best car wraps available. The well-known company 3M has an excellent reputation for producing vinyl with its cutting-edge, reliable, and premium quality. The 3M company offers 1080, 2080, and Di-Noc series.
KPMF is a well-known producer of premium vinyl car wraps. Their products are created in the USA from the best materials and are renowned for their quality and longevity. KPMF capitalizes on its color selection.
Each vinyl from KPMF is crafted with advanced pigment technology to create stunning colors and finishes. Their unique color selection consists of luminescent, dynamic glitter, and iridescent wraps.
Comparison Chart (3M V.S. KPMF):
Overall comparison graph created by Metro Restyling using data from our customers.
⭐ - Poor
⭐⭐ - Decent
⭐⭐⭐ - Good
⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Great
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Amazing
What Vinyl Brand is Better?
There is no correct answer regarding choosing between these two strong brands. As you can see, the ratings are very close, and both manufacturers only have slight differences.
The vibrancy, quality, and longevity of KPMF's colors are its most significant advantages over 3M. Customers love KPMF's stunning colors, excellent quality, and superior durability.
Color variety and repositioning are 3M's advantages versus KPMF. Compared to 3M, KPMF is more challenging to reposition during installation, making 3M installation easier. The 3M 1080, 2080, and Di-Noc series give 3M the broadest selection of vinyl and colors available.
Both vinyl wraps are easy to install and remove, are cost-effective, have a strong adhesive, and have excellent conformability. Despite the slight differences, Metro Restyling and our customers would recommend both KPMF and 3M in any vinyl wrap project. Choose KPMF if you want a high-quality, stunning color like iridescent or glitter films. Check out 3M if you're seeking a wide selection of distinctive vinyl wraps in all finishes, colors, and styles.
Cast Premium Films
KPMF & 3M are premium cast films, unlike cheap calendared China brands. In today's market, consumers are being fooled that any film labeled as a wrap film is a wrap film. This is not true unless the manufacturing process starts as a liquid (cast). Calendared films begin as a solid and will always want to shrink and return to their flat shape after forming into curves.
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