Automotive masking film: advantages for car protection

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Q1® offers high quality automotive masking films for car and vehicle protection during painting. Learn more about them in this article.

Automotive masking film is a protective solution for masking wide areas of vehicles, with an easy, fast and accurate application. The best products on the market feature a host of benefits that make them perfect for spray booth painting due to their adhesion power and ability to hold overspray.


Q1® range of car masking films

The development of this line was designed to enhance the process of car masking:

  • they deliver effective protection;
  • they are light and easy to dispose;
  • they guarantee outstanding conformability to the vehicle surfaces;
  • they provide easy roll release and fast application.


Q1® Premium Drop Film

car masking film - pretapedThe perfect tool to protect the parts of the vehicle that require not to be painted. The HDPE pre-taped car masking film has an electrostatic charge to attract the film onto the vehicle surface for a safe application. Thanks to corona treatment, the film provides strong adherence of the paint to the film.

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Q1® Premium Protective Film

car masking film - protectiveThis automotive masking film is made of clear HDPE protective sheet too, treated to ensure paint adhesion of both solvent and waterborne paints specific for vehicle painting jobs. This car masking film has an excellent paint adhesion due to its electrostatic property result of corona treatment. Furthermore, it has centered printing to help with alignment.

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Automotive masking film: how is it made?

Q1® Premium Protecting Film is made of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) a plastic material that boasts excellent resistance and tensile strength. Thanks to its large strength-to-density ratio, this plastic can also withstand high temperatures for short times. For this reason, it is a perfect solution for automotive painting in spray booths.

During the production of Q1® Premium Protecting Film, the HDPE polymer is treated through specific temperatures and a special inflation process that makes it elastic and resistant. During the production process, automotive masking film is subjected to corona treatment, a technique that alters its properties to enhance its surface tension. The result is an increased ability to retain paint overspray.


Automotive masking film: qualities and advantages

Q1® vehicle masking films are the perfect solution to protect wide areas of vehicles from overspray. They can be handled and applied easily by one person, and can be fastened to the vehicle with the aid of masking tape. 

Thanks to the accurate production process and the treatment of the raw material with specific additives, this automotive masking film provides some key features that will guarantee a quick  and precise job:

  • Maximum Adhesion of Paint: Corona treatment allows the film to attract and retain paint overspray during booth painting. Forget the paint slipping downward and dropping on the floor. The film will hold back the paint and ensure a clean job.
  • Translucent Material: Automotive masking film is made of transparent polyethylene designed to ease the movement of vehicles during painting operations.
  • High Resistance: The special high density composition of the material makes it tear resistant. This also helps prevent rips filtering through the paint.
  • Excellent Adhesion: During the production process, Q1® Premium Protecting Film is electrically charged in order to acquire electrostatic properties, which allow it to cling easily to the vehicle and adhere steadily to the surface. In addition, the automotive masking film provides a centered printing that helps with alignment on the vehicle.
  • High Temperature Resistance: Engineered to resist up to 110°, withstanding the temperature required in spray booth painting.
  • Solvent Resistance: The chemical structure of the HDPE used in Q1® masking film is resistant to the solvent used in many of the paints for automotive refinishing.


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