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Scotch® Performance Masking Tape 233+

PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

 

RLS/SLV

RLS/CASE

46334

18mm X 55m (3/4" applicators)

1

48

46338

36mm X 55m (1 1/2" applicators)

1

24

 

 

 

 

 

• Highly conformable

• Improved adhesive

 

• Provides outstanding paint lines

transfer resistance

 

3MMasking Tape 2308

 

PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

 

RLS/SLV

RLS/CASE

 

 

46545

18mm X 55m (3/4" applicators)

1

48

 

 

 

46547

36mm X 55m (1 1/2" applicators)

1

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Consistent adhesive coating

• Consistent unwind

 

 

 

 

• Adhesive transfer resistance

• Excellent paint edge

 

 

Tips & Techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Methods

 

 

Removal Methods

Automotive Aftermarket Division

3M Center, Building 223-6N-01

St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

Avoid stretching tape: Pull tape off roll a few feet at a time

 

Speed of removal:

and press down a small area without stretching. The tape

 

Moderate speeds are best.

backing is designed to conform to curved surfaces. If

Paint

Excessive rate of removal

shrinking should occur during spraying or drying, it is

may cause tearing. Very

desirable to have as much stretch left in the tape as possible.

 

slow rate of removal

 

 

increases tendency to

Lay tape into surface depressions: If it is stretched and

 

transfer adhesive.

forced down, the tape may lift up or, in some cases, break.

 

Angle of removal:

 

 

Press edge of tape down firmly: In all two-color

 

A 45˚ angle works best.

 

Remove tape back on

masking, where a sharp color separation is desired, it is

Paint

itself as shown in

imperative to press the edges of the tape down firmly.

 

illustration. If adhesive

This will help prevent seepage and jagged paint lines.

 

 

begins to transfer, remove

 

 

 

 

tape at a 90˚ angle.

Cool removal: Adhesive is firm and

 

 

Normal removal: Counteracts negative

 

Warm removal: Increases

 

 

 

 

 

 

removal is generally clean. However,

 

 

effects of hot and cold removal. The

 

adhesive transfer possibilities,

 

 

 

 

 

 

excessively cold temperatures can

 

 

adhesive is firm enough for clean removal

 

but less effort is required to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cause the tape to become brittle

 

 

and yet is not so firm as to increase

 

remove tape (>100˚F).

 

 

 

 

 

 

and tear (<50˚F).

 

 

adhesion to a point where tearing occurs.

 

 

 

 

 

Removal temperatures of 50˚F-100˚F are

 

 

 

 

 

recommended.

 

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