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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.Available in Fine Line Tape in various widths, and Fine Line Paint Striping Tape with pull-out slits ideal for multi-color striping.
April 24, 2021
I'm a DIYer, painting part of my boat with a 2-part epoxy paint for the first time. This tape is great! Easy to stretch around compound curved parts, tough, doesn't tear, and NO bleed-thrus! Comes up easy with no residue and leaves a perfect line.
May 9, 2020
Bought this item for pin stripping. Tape has poor adhesion and poor paint blocking capability. Hard to work around tight corners. Very expensive and not worth it.
November 24, 2019
Very low tack / adhesive properties. Limited use.
June 6, 2019
You can't beat this product for making your waterline - boot top and any area that needs the tape to stay on longer than a few hours. It leave the cleanest line ever. Make sure you press down the edges good.
July 3, 2016
the tape is high cost but good you always need more than you think should not cost so much
June 20, 2016
We have used this for years - bought a new supply for a project and the adhesive on the new stuff is awesome to say the least. It lifts every finish we have put it on - including well cured several years old 2-part paint and varnish. It has caused lost weeks and time repairing the damage. We have now tested it alongside every other tape we have - including gorilla tape and none removes finish like this one.
April 2, 2012
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.
May 25, 2010
This tape does a great job of masking off inlay areas on furniture to avoid stain. Read about it in fine Woodworking
November 29, 2009
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.