Cabrillo College Case Study

Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College
Watsonville, CA

Cabrillo College is a mid-sized public college that is based just south of Santa Cruz, in Aptos, CA with a satellite school in Watsonville, CA. In total they have over 14k students enrolled.


When Cabrillo College in Watsonville, CA decided to remodel their campus bathrooms, they immediately began to look at solutions to ensure the longevity of the new bathroom partitions. Options were limited as very few products exist in the industry that combat the vandalism and graffiti damage that so commonly occur in campus restrooms. After seeing a sample of Metal Shield from Graffiti-Shield Inc., College Planning and Operations reached out to see if the company could offer a solution that would give their standard baked enamel painted stalls a stainless steel appearance while protecting them from vandalism.


Metal Shield, a 6-mil thick graffiti abatement and obscuring film is installed over a damaged stainless steel surface; replicating its original, clean appearance. Metal Shield protects the substrate from future damage while covering up any existing vandalism. Metal Shield utilizes a proprietary adhesive system engineered to withstand removal attempts by the general public, but easily removed by a trained technician without leaving any adhesive transfer on the metal surface. Each piece of film is engraved with a custom part number for easy coordination of reorders and replacement installation

The installation required approximately 300 square feet of custom fit Metal Shield and was installed on partitions in ten bathrooms across campus.


Through the installation of this product, the College’s investment in their campus is expected to have a significantly prolonged impact on the appearance of the restrooms as well as providing significant savings over the costs of purchasing stainless steel stalls.

Since the install, film replacement and vandalism overall has gone down tremendously.

Cabrillo College has already had Graffiti Shield materials specified for the next renovation on their main campus.


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