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.
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.
3M General Purpose Masking Tape 2120
Reliable general purpose product for room temperature use.
3M 80 Degree Masking Tape 2321
Performs in bake cycles up to 80 degrees
3M High Strength Masking Tape 202
Performs confidently under tensile stress
3M Low Tack Masking Tape 1104
Ideal for delicate surfaces
3M 100 Degree Masking Tape 2364
Good water/solvent resistance
3M 160 Degree Masking Tape 2610
Suitable for repeat bake cycles up to 160 degrees
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.
3M Scotch® High Performance Masking Tape 3434
Blue colour enables easy identification of the water resistant tape
3M Scotch-Blue™ Painter's Tape 2090
Ideal for long-term masking projects when tape must be left on for up to a week
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.
3M™ Clear Masking Film
Available in different widths, 600 Metres square per roll.
3M™ Taped Masking Film
Available in fives sizes
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.
3M Vinyl Tape 471
Conformable vinyl with pressure-sensitive rubber adhesive
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
Shiny, silver, dead-soft aluminum foil tape with transparent, pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive
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 - PVC Electrical Tape
A general-purpose insulation tape
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