Answering the questions in the chart
gives you a streamlined
selection of 3M masking solutions
for your masking applications.
1. What is your application?
2. What is your objective?
3. Do you want Tier I for high
performance or Tier II for more
|In-mold masking products guide|
|What is your Application?
||What is your Objective?
|Gelcoat Color Seperation
||Sharpest color seperation on curves and uneven surfaces.
||3M™ Fine Line Masking Tapes 4737T, 4737S
||3M™ Fine Line Masking Tapes 4735|
|Sharpest color seperation for straight lines.
||3M™ Fine Line Masking Tapes 218
|Acceptable color separation for curves or straight lines.
||3M™ Crepe Masking Tape 234 or 2380
||3M™ Crepe Masking Tape 233+ or 2364|
|Overspray and Non-critical Surfaces
||Large area masking
||3M™ Hand Masker™ Pre-folded Masking Films
||White Masking Paper (e.g. 6530, 6538, 6540)|
|Holding masking films or papers, flange masking, hardware masking
||3M™ Crepe Masking Tape 2308
||3M™ Crepe Masking Tape 2307|
||Securing masking film or paper around perimeter, taping cuffs and ankles
||3M™ Crepe Masking Tape 200
||3M™ Crepe Masking Tape 2214|
Based on more than 15-years
experience with in-mold masking,
3M can help you put these products to
work improving the productivity and
quality of paste-wax release systems.
With 3M fine line or crepe masking
tapes you get holding power, line
sharpness, conformability, and
removal the way you want. And all
3M tapes provide the following:
- Controlled unwind-not too easy
or too hard
- Instant adhesion at a touch
- Secure adhesion to itself or
other 3M tapes and papers for
overtaping or gross masking
|Overtape 3M crepe masking tape with 3M fine line tape for gelcoat color seperation.||Protect flange from gelcoat overspray with 3M crepe masking tape.|
|Short term protection of hardware during assembly.|
Masking a multi-color hull...efficiently and reliably
|1. Overtape 3M crepe masking tape with fine line tape for gelcoat color seperation. 3M fine line tape provides a sharp paint edge.|
|2. Gross masking with 3M White Masking Paper to protect from overspray.||3. Apply backer tape to reserve area for second color.|
|4. Total solution of 3M fine line tape, crepe masking tape, and masking paper for a multi-color hull process with the end quality that helps sell boats.|
More application ideas
|Temporary labeling for defect identification or process instructions.||Pull tabs made of crepe and fine line tapes for easy removal during multiple gelcoat applications.|
|Masking for anti-fouling paint.|
|Use for sealing coveralls|