3M 218 Fine Line Masking Tape
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3M 218 Fine Line Masking Tape

3M 218 Fine Line masking tape is great for paint striping. This tape stretches for smooth curves and tears easily. Not for extended outdoor use of more than one day. Finest color separation available. Paint sharp, precise lines with clean edges. Resists sticking to or pulling up new paint.

3M 218 Fine Line tape is moisture and solvent resistant. It reduces paint buildup on edges. 218 pulls up clean; leaves no residue.

This tape is used by professional teak installers as a bond break liner underneath teak deck caulking with polysulfide caulk beads. Using a bond breaker compensates for expansion and contraction between wood and caulk.

 
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  • Will give excellent color line separation due to its thinness
  • A specially processed film backing stretches easily for smooth curves, yet can be easily torn by hand
  • 218 has excellent moisture and solvent resistance
  • Should not be subjected to outdoor exposure or prolonged periods of sunlight as tape may become difficult to remove

 

BRAND: 3M
Days: One Day
Type: Masking Tapes and Plastics
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3M 218 Fine Line Masking Tape
 
4.0

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        2.0

        Good lines but leaves adhesive reside

        By Michael

        from Chicago

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Good lines
        • Stretchable tape

        Cons

        • Residue

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3M 218 Fine Line Masking Tape:

          Used the tape to do boot stripe lines. Went on well. I really liked the slight stretch I could get. That really helped keep the tape going on slightly curved surface. No need to break tape and restart in order to keep with desired line.

          But I am extremely unhappy with this tape. It left residue on areas where it had had some sunlight. Now I have to figure out how to remove residue without damaging the stripes I worked so hard for.

          This means A LOT more work for me.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Inlay work

          By Jim

          from Severna Park MD

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Strong
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Discrete Fixes
            • Short Term

            Comments about 3M 218 Fine Line Masking Tape:

            This tape does a great job of masking off inlay areas on furniture to avoid stain.
            Read about it in fine Woodworking

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than expected

            By The wood doctor

            from Winston-Salem, NC

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            Pros

            • Flexible
            • Good Value
            • Removable
            • Strong
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailing trim

              Comments about 3M 218 Fine Line Masking Tape:

              Used this to tape off the trim on a wooden sailboat. It performed as well or better than advertised. Clean, sharp lines when removed after both primer and enamel had been applied. Only one area where a little superficial wood pulled up. Just flexible enough for the gentle curves needed.

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