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Automotive painting masking tape | 5 criteria on masking tape selection

Automotive painting masking tape| 5 selection criteria : heat resistant, easy to remove leaving adhesive residue, easy to tear, conformability to curved lines, compatible with the most common paints.

automotive painting masking tape NO.7288
Automotive painting masking tape No.7288

In automotive repair or painting, it is required to cover and protect those parts of the vehicle which are not to be worked on to protect them from unwanted damage, soiling or paint overspray.

A good preparation using automotive painting masking tape from the very beginning reduces or even eliminates any unnecessary clean-up or rectification afterwards.

Time consuming masking activities can be minimised by using high quality material and good application techniques and it is always worth investing into premium masking tapes, which can be effortlessly removed without slithering, slicing or leaving adhesive residue.

But how can you recognize the best masking tape for automotive painting?

Below are key criteria: heat resistance, easy hand-tearibility, leave no residue, bonding to various substrates, compatible with various common types of paint.

5 key features that distinguish the best automotive painting masking tape from all other standard tapes:

  1. Heat resistance
  2. Easy to remove
  3. Easy to tear
  4. Conformability to curves
  5. Compatibility to a wide range of paints.

# 1. Heat resistance

Automotive painting masking tape must be heat resistant, which means it must be able to withstand the high temperatures in the paiting booth to assure that it must not come off, fall, slide along the surface of the body, crumble or have other behaviors that could ruin the result of painting.

# 2. Easy to remove

It is very important that the masking tape, once removed, leaves no traces of glue on the shock. In the same way, it is essential that when you remove it, you do not take off any parts of the bodywork paint, and that the edges result clean and clean.

# 3. Easy to tear by hand

automotive painting masking tape NO.7288
Masking tape No.7288 – easy to tear by hand

During a painting and finishing of the body work, having to cut the masking tape with scissors slows down the pace of work, it is dangerous and uncomfortable too. That’s why the best automotive painting masking tape can easily be broken with your hands, even into very small pieces

 

 

 

# 4. Conformability to curves

automotive painting masking tape NO.7288
No.7288 Masking tape: adapt to any curves and edges

The lines that define the shapes of the bodywork are only in very small part straight lines: mostly, automotive painting is about turning around curved lines. As a result, it is of fundamental importance that the automotive painting masking tape is easy to lay down even where it has to follow curved trajectories.

# 5. Compatibility to various paints

Finally, the best automotive painting masking tape is the one that fits without any problem to all types of most common paints, primers and fillers. This means that the adhesion is always impeccable – even when using water-based paints – and that the shape and characteristics of the tape do not change during the application of the paint, but always remain at their top.

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Always one step ahead in making good things happen with its masking tape, Nitto Denko from Japan, one of the largest and most experienced manufacturers of adhesive tapes in the world authorized Vina Trade Synergy as official distributor of automotive painting masking tape No.7288 in Vietnam.

automotive painting masking tape No.7288
Car paint tape Nitto No.7288

|Technical specifications:

Property Unit No.7288
Thickness [mm] 0.09
180˚ Adhesive strength [N/18mm] 3.94
Tensile strength 54.0
Elongation [%] 5.6

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