Prep work is tiresome, tedious and time consuming. Paper tape can sliver, leave adhesive residue and cause tape tracking or ghosting. 3M™ Precision Poly Tape is thin, highly conformable, UV resistant and waterproof. It lasts longer, is more durable and conforms to curves and body lines more precisely than any paper tape.1 Now you can stop working around your tape and let your tape work for you.
UV resistance and a unique adhesive construct let you leave tape on for a full week before risk of adhesive transfer, tape tracking, ghosting or slivering.
Wet sand, buff, paint or wash your vehicle without the tape backing deteriorating, and store vehicles in the rain without worrying about difficult tape removal.
Poly-film backing conforms and stretches around curves and intricate body lines. No need to use extra pieces to “make the tape work.” Indicator lines show you when the tape is stretched too far.
A quick-snap straight tear leaves a clean and professional edge without the need for razor blades or additional tools.
Thin and conformable backing means sharp, precise paint lines for striping, colour separation and complex designs.
Paper-backed tape has been the industry standard for nearly a century. Now, after years of rigorous testing and development, 3M scientists have capitalized on advances in microreplication technology to create a tape made from stretchable, conformable polyethylene material.1
Where paper tape can be fussy and finicky, requiring frequent overtaping for proper coverage, and prompt removal to avoid slivering, leaving an adhesive residue or causing tape tracking or ghosting, 3M™ Precision Poly Tape is different. With its advanced polymeric material and unique adhesive properties, it applies more smoothly, conforms more precisely and releases more cleanly3 – so you can be more flexible, versatile, accurate and efficient in your painting process.
Paper tape tears easily but messily, often leaving an unusable tail. Poly tape tears sharply and cleanly in a precise, straight line – but it tears in a different way than traditional tapes. Decide which method works best for you.
Using both hands, pinch tape with thumbs and index fingers and sharply pull away with one hand. The pinch tear is ideal when you are working with smaller pieces of tape.
Use your thumb to secure the tape to the roll at the tear point. Grasp the tape between your thumb and forefinger with your other hand and quickly snap the tape by pulling quickly at a 45° angle.
Apply tape while still on the roll. At the tear point, press the tape firmly to the surface with your thumb to secure it. With your other hand, snap the roll away from the applied tape.
Developed to withstand the demands of automotive painting and refinishing.
Bends easily for intricate shapes and curves.
Forms a lasting barrier that will hold up to light abrasion.
Resists sanding and deterioration and stays put even when wet.
Forms a tough barrier that protects surrounding panels from sanding and buffing.
Folds easily without the need for tools.
3M™ Precision Poly Tape tears a little differently than you’re used to. The science that gives it its unique properties also requires some adjustment to how you tear it off the roll. Here are some easy tips for tearing 3M™ Precision Poly Tape, which you can see in action.Once you get used to it, you'll be able to tear it easily.
Try these tips:
After trying these techniques, you’ll start to enjoy the benefits of a stickier tape with clean, one-piece removal!