How to Apply Plastic Panel Protector Film to the Product Surfac

  • Plastic panel protective films are as easy to use as a strip of tape. However, as the width and length of the protective film strip increases, the difficulty factor increases a little bit in response. Dealing with a 4 ft wide x 8 ft long protective film is a different matter than dealing with a 1" wide x 4" long plastic panel protective film difficulty. A bigger challenge is to get the plastic panel protector to align perfectly with the target surface and then lay it down without creating unsightly surface wrinkles or bubbles, especially on irregular product surfaces that are difficult to handle.

     

    In order to better apply the plastic panel protector to the surface of the product and make it as perfect as possible, we need a minimum of two people. One person holds the protective film roll while the other person pulls the torn end to the other end of the product to be protected, pastes that end to the target surface, and then manually presses the film into place towards the person holding the roll. This method is very labor intensive and inefficient, but works quite well. Another way to manually apply a large sheet of PE protective film to a large sheet of material is to apply the material to the film.

     

    Protective Film for Plastic Panel

    Steps on how to apply plastic panel protector film to the product surface perfectly.

     

    1. Prepare a suitable large, flat workspace, larger than the object to be protected and clean, free of dust, liquids or contaminants.

     

    2. Apply double-sided adhesive tape near each end of the workspace. 

     

    3. With the adhesive side facing up, unroll a small section of the protective film. Make sure it is smooth and wrinkle-free, and apply the loose end evenly to one of the double-sided tape strips.

     

    4. Continue to unroll the protective film, placing it along the length of the work surface not far from the other double-sided tape.

     

    5. Now, roll the film up and place it on top, over the double-sided tape. Being careful not to pull the originally attached end out of the tape, adjust the orientation of the film to ensure that it is flat and free of wrinkles and reasonably tight, but not so tight that the film will shrink later. (When the film is stretched during use, the edges have a tendency to pull up as the film tries to return to its original shape.)

     

    6. Place the film down onto the second double-sided tape.

     

    7. Using a hobby knife, cut the roll from the film that is now waiting to receive the sheet to be protected.

     

    8. Place one edge of a piece of material on one end or side of the protective film. Place it where the film is held by the double-sided tape.

     

    9. Gradually place the piece on the adhesive film. Note: If the material is flexible, roll it up by bending it slightly as you place it on the film, allowing air to escape from between the material and the film.

     

    10. To ensure that the product adheres to the plastic panel protection film, apply pressure to the material, especially along all edges, to ensure a good bond. A clean paint roller may be used for this purpose.

     

    11. Use a hobby knife to trace the outline of the section on the protective film and remove excess protective film.

     

    12. Carefully flip the section over and, if needed, apply pressure directly to the film, working from the center outward to ensure good adhesion throughout the area.

     

    13. Check the finished piece for complete, wrinkle-free coverage.

     

    For high volume production, it is recommended that a machine commonly referred to as a laminator be used to apply the plastic panel protection film. This is particularly useful when both sides of the sheet need to be in contact with the protective film, as the machine can be applied to both sides at the same time.

     

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