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Boat Masking

Having been involved with paper masking tapes for over 85 years, 3M are the experts in masking. Here the marine team have selected the best products for different areas of the boat for use in restoration or build.

Masking Tape

3M have simplified the masking tape range for the industrial market inclusive of marine to allow for simple selection. Each tape below has specific characteristics based on common applications. For example, general purpose 2120 can be used for muliple non critical, room temperature type applications such as masking off areas in laquer spraying or deck caulking.

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3M General Purpose Masking Tape 2120

3M General Purpose Masking Tape 2120

Reliable general purpose product for room temperature use.

3M 80 Degree Masking Tape 2321

3M 80 Degree Masking Tape 2321

Performs in bake cycles up to 80 degrees

3M High Strength Masking Tape 202

3M High Strength Masking Tape 202

Performs confidently under tensile stress

3M Low Tack Masking Tape 1104

3M Low Tack Masking Tape 1104

Ideal for delicate surfaces

3M 100 Degree Masking Tape 2364

3M 100 Degree Masking Tape 2364

Good water/solvent resistance

3M 160 Degree Masking Tape 2610

3M 160 Degree Masking Tape 2610

Suitable for repeat bake cycles up to 160 degrees

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Waterproof Tape

This range of tapes is ideal for marine applications requiring solvent/water resistance, with the additional benefit of increased adhesion for applications such as critical paint masking where boats are to be stored outside or for longer periods of time.

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3M Scotch® High Performance Masking Tape 3434

3M Scotch® High Performance Masking Tape 3434

Blue colour enables easy identification of the water resistant tape

3M Scotch-Blue™ Painter's Tape 2090

3M Scotch-Blue™ Painter's Tape 2090

Ideal for long-term masking projects when tape must be left on for up to a week

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Films

For paint or dust masking, 3M high density polyethylene sheeting is treated on one side in a formulation designed to take overspray. The films are available in a variety of sizes and forms, with one variant pre-taped with masking tape for easy application. 3M protection films benefit from static cling, high tear resistance, easy cutting and offer times savings over traditional paper masking.

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3M Scotch® High Performance Masking Tape 3434

3M™ Clear Masking Film

Available in different widths, 600 Metres square per roll.

3M™ Taped Masking Film

3M™ Taped Masking Film

Available in fives sizes

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Specialist Tapes

Outside of paper masking tape there are a number of products that 3M can recommend for specific applications. These specialists tapes include: duct, electrical, vinyl and aluminium foil and can be used in a number of boat repair, maintance or build activities.

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3M Vinyl  Tape 471

3M Vinyl Tape 471

Conformable vinyl with pressure-sensitive rubber adhesive

3M Value Duct Tape 1900

3M Value Duct Tape 1900

Cost-effective duct tape for a variety of light duty sealing, marking and repair applications

3M Aluminium Foil Tape 425

3M Aluminium Foil Tape 425

Shiny, silver, dead-soft aluminum foil tape with transparent, pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive

3M™ Fine Line Masking Tape 218

3M™ Fine Line Masking Tape 218

A specialised tape with high heat resistance, this tape is the ideal choice for straight lines, fine two-tone and paint striping where precision is a premium.

3M Temflex™ 1500

3M Temflex™ 1500 - PVC Electrical Tape

A general-purpose insulation tape

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