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    Home / News / Auto body tape to deliver a perfect automotive paint job

    Auto body tape to deliver a perfect automotive paint job

    Masking tape is usually associated with painters, decorators and DIYers, but what most people don’t know is that it can most certainly be used also in the automotive sector. An auto body tape is the ideal masking solution for the automotive and car refinishing aftermarket and we can provide you with a full range.

     

    PPM’s range of auto body tape

    PPM, as a leading masking tape manufacturer for the automotive and car refinishing aftermarket, offers a wide range of auto body tapes:

    • 3008 Entry Level Body Shop Masking Tape: this auto body tape, made with a crepe paper backing and solvent-based adhesive, is designed for any type of paint and applications with moderate temperature drying cycles of up to 60°C/140°F (for 60 minutes).

    • 3009 Medium Grade Body Shop Masking Tape: this professional, cost-effective auto body tape with a crepe paper backing and solvent-based adhesive, is designed to sustain high temperature drying cycles of up to 80°C/176°F (for 60 minutes).

    • 3010 High Grade Body Shop Masking Tape: this high-performance auto body tape with crepe paper backing and solvent-based adhesive is designed for automotive refinishing with high temperature drying cycles of up to 90°C/194°F (for 60 minutes) or 110°C/230°F (for 30 minutes). It’s specifically effective when high adhesion is required and water-based paints are used.

    • 5040 Precision Line Body Shop Masking Tape: this fine line auto body tape is designed to sustain drying cycles at high temperatures up to 120°C/248°F (for 60 minutes). It guarantees clean, razor sharp lines and, thanks to its conformability, it’s suitable for small and curved auto body parts such as profiles, bumpers, head & bottom lights and car handles.

     

    Looking for a quality auto body tape to deliver a perfect automotive paint job? We got what you need. Discover our full range.


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    Technically, masking tape as we know it was actually born as an auto body tape back in the 1920s. The lightly adhesive, easy to unwind, easy to tear, residue free paper tape we all know and appreciate was invented specifically for masking cars and auto body parts from being painted.

    To learn more about the nature and history of masking tape, let me suggest you read this article.

     

     

    What is auto body tape?

    An auto body tape is a kind of masking tape that is specifically designed and engineered to mask cars and auto body parts when subjected to the process of spray painting.

    This kind of tape is able to successfully sustain drying cycles at high temperatures and prevent paint from seeping through, while also leaving no residue when removed.

     

    How is auto body tape different from regular masking tape?

    If auto body tape is essentially masking tape, why do you have to use a specific kind to mask auto body parts? Can’t you just use the masking tape you usually use to paint window panes as well? Absolutely not.

    If you think about it, cars and auto body parts are made of materials that you don’t normally see around any house or office. Therefore, an auto body tape needs to have a specific set of features that will allow automotive body shops to do a perfect job.

     

     

    All the features of a quality auto body tape

    All our masking tapes for car refinishing operations present the features that make a quality auto body tape and that you should look for when searching for the best auto body tape.

    A quality auto body tape should be:

    • easy and fast to apply;
    • flexible enough to follow curves and contours;
    • able to deliver flawless finish and razor-sharp paint edges;
    • designed to allow for residue-free removal;
    • engineered to sustain drying cycles at high temperatures.

     

    Looking for a quality auto body tape to deliver a perfect automotive paint job? We got what you need. Discover our full range.


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