FML Design created a dynamic design for Dreamworld Themepark on the Gold Coast QLD and the good folks at Mattel/Hotwheels for the brand new Hotwheels Sidewinder Rollercoaster Ride in the Motorsport Precinct.

We were given a concept that was to work synchronously with the Motorsport precinct in Dreamworld Themepark, We were given a basic idea and colour scheme and ran with it. Each car on the rollercoaster is a variation of the next creating a colourful concertina effect as the ride is in motion.

This was our FIRST rollercoaster and don’t think it will be our last, from what we hear, everyone loves the design and will be holding strong for years to come.

(PICTURED Top) V8 Driver James Courtney and triple AFL premiership captain for Hawthorn and Hot Wheels ambassador Luke Hodge were among celebrities to launch the new Hot Wheels SideWinder.

There was a bit of a combination of films used throughout the project, from off the roll colours in the Avery Supreme SW900 range to 3M 1080 Series Vinyl Media and of course, the premium 3M IJ 180 CV3 Vinyl Media with 3M 8518 Overlaminate for all the printed objects.

AVERY Dennison SW900 Supreme Wrap Film

Avery Supreme Wrapping Film is a ground-breaking product engineered specifically for paint replacement or color change wraps. Supreme Wrapping Film uses Avery’s  class-leading Super Cast face film and  EZRS liner technology. The SuperCast face film provides outstanding conformability over the most challenging compound curves. The EZRS liner technology produces low initial tack for easy repositioning and air egress channels for bubble-free installation. Since paint replacment demands OEM levels of durability, the 2 mil SuperCast face film is pre-laminated with a 1.2 mil clear coat layer that provides abrasion resistance and enhanced UV protection.

3M IJ180 CV3

The 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film with Comply™ v3 Adhesive IJ180Cv3 Series film is a high performance, removable cast vinyl film is the industry favorite for fleet, vehicle, boat and interior wall graphics as well as exterior signs.

Featuring 3M Controltac and Comply technology which, minimises the initial contact area of the adhesive and allows the applicator to reposition the film during application and also utilises air release channels for fast and easy, bubble-free graphic installations. This 2-mil film conforms over compound curves and riveted surfaces with ease. Ideal for long term, removable, piezo inkjet printable film for signs, fleet graphics and watercraft, even on corrugations and rivets.

  • Cv3 air release system for wraps
  • Great stretch, without lift
  • Excellent printability and image quality
  • Grey adhesive provides excellent hiding power for great looking graphics with no show through

3M 1080 Series Vinyl Media

3M 1080 series cast films are anything but ordinary. Create a cool and distinctive look for your vehicle. These 90 micron dual layer cast wrap films come in high-gloss colours, matte colours, brushed metal and carbon fibre looks. True textured films that you can use right out of the box, no overlaminate is needed. Conveniently made in 1524mm for those extra wide applications.

3M 8518 Overlaminate

This highly conformable overlaminate provides a wet paint look that reflects sunlight brilliantly and resists fuel vapors, making it a top choice for a variety of graphic types, including car and boat wraps.

It is an ideal choice for a variety of graphic types, including car, fleet and boat wraps.

  • Offers high gloss in a highly conformable overlaminate
  • Ideal for vehicle wraps to achieve the wet paint look
  • Suitable for most digitally imaged or unprinted film, and selected screen printed films

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