FAQ

Change habits…

I’m happy with the tape I’m using today.
You were happy with your Motorola 10 years ago, you were happy writing letters and sending faxes, driving petrol car but now you are happier with smartphones, internet, and even the Tesla car…. New technologies continuously change our life and make it better – we can say the same with the Q1 tape – it is based off newer technology.
I’m happy with the tape I’m using today. I’ve been using XX Masking Tape for over 25 years…
Cars have changed over that time and so have the materials and paints. Q1® is designed using the latest thinking in European technology and it provides higher performance and can save you money at the same time.
I have always used XX Masking Tape. I don’t want to change.
Shops like yours always come under pressure to save costs. XX tapes don’t necessarily offer a value for the price. Now you have a cost-effective solution in Q1® that will save you money without sacrificing performance.
I have switched tapes before. I’m not interested in disrupting my process and risking a bad paint job.
I have real sympathy for that situation…I’m guessing that the tapes you were given before were not used at the authorized repairer for Rolls Royce, McLaren, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley and Tesla. Q1® has been engineered working closely with Shorade one of the most prestigious and advanced authorized repair center for all of these vehicles in the UK. Might I show you a short clip to explain what does it mean? www.q1…….. I’ll provide a sample for you to try on a small panel and you can compare the result to what you are currently using.
I have switched tapes before. I’m not interested in disrupting my process and risking a bad paint job.
Let me share with you the technical specs of the tape, you see that all of the performance parameters are similar or better than what you are currently using.

Product construction & performances…

The tape is too thin. It looks cheap.
The tape performs as well as any other high performance masking tape. It has been tested in the lab and in the field at shops like yours. The thickness is the result of the latest in masking technology. Try it for yourself and see the performance first hand.
The tape is too thin.
The European advanced manufacturing process allows for less material to be used in the tape about 30%. The tape is eco-friendly…that’s 30% less waste while performing the same or better than what you are using today!
The tape is too thin.
Q1® Masking Tape provides a finer edge which leaves a more precise line during the painting process. There is less build-up along the edge, thus reducing additional rework.
The rolls are smaller.
It’s the length same as what you are buying today – 55m. The thinner European technology is a huge benefit and allows the rolls to be smaller and easier to handle. Which is an advantage over the bigger, bulkier rolls that we are used to.
The tape is too thin.
That is a direct result of thoughtful design. The tape is meant to be applied by professionals who do not wish to skew the line when they are applying to the surface. How many times have you torn the tape and it resisted to where the tape line moved? The easy tear is a great feature of Q1® - it has been designed to provide “on demand” tearing with no slivering.
I don’t like the color… I use other color tape.
Yellow offers high visibility against the vast majority of automotive paints. Most professionals prefer a high-vis tape over others that don’t stand out because the vibrant color helps you to see whether or not you have achieved the correct paint coverage.

Never heard about Q1®, Why buy Q1®?

I’ve never heard of Q1®. Where is distributed?
The Q1® brand was launched in UK in 2016 and has had a resounding, positive response in the market. UK is the most demanding, complex and advanced car repair market in Europe
Why Q1®?
Is the beginning of a new journey thanks to the experience made by PPM Industries in more than 25 years focused only on Masking Tape production and working in more than 50 Countries understanding habits, requests, and competitiveness…
I’ve never heard of Q1®. Where is distributed?
The Q1® brand is new. However, it has already made its way into some of UK’s most reputable Jobbers & trusted body shops. We have implemented a dealer locator section on the Q1® Web site. You can find
I’ve never heard of Q1®. How you can convince me?
Q1® is in UK’s most premier Body Shop, like Shorade……where it is utilized on high profile sports cars including: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, and Tesla. If used with success on some of the world greatest car where the product and process used to repair need to emulate the quality of the original manufacturer, you can guess the result you can obtain on our cars.
I’ve never heard of Q1®. I’ve been using XXX brand for years.
The Q1® brand is new… The company who created this brand is an Italian company called PPM Industries the biggest European masking tape producer that has been selling high performance masking tapes for over 25 years all over the world. In fact, the founder of the company has over 45 years of experience creating and manufacturing tapes. Its first Company was acquired by a leading masking tape brand today and is the main manufacturing plant of that brand in Italy.
I’ve never heard of Q1®. I’ve been using XXX brand for years.
Have you heard of a Tesla? One of the most innovative, high tech cars made today in the world and the actual is the car manufacturer with the most valuable shares more than others traditional car manufacturer Had you heard of a Tesla 10 years ago?

Who is PPM Industries…

I’ve never heard of Q1®. Who produce Q1®?
The company who created this brand is an Italian company called PPM Industries the biggest European masking tape producer that has been selling high performance masking tapes for over 25 years all over the world. In fact, the founder of the company has over 45 years of experience creating and manufacturing tapes. Its first Company was acquired by one of the largest suppliers of masking tape in the US today and is the main manufacturing plant in Italy of that company.

Prices & Others…

I can buy cheaper tape from other brands
Q1® is a premium grade masking tape. While it is not the lowest price on the market, it sure isn’t the highest price either. When you test the results, you will find that Q1® performs at a level similar to the highest priced tapes, yet it does not cause the re-work required when you have to remove residual adhesive when using lower priced tapes which end up costing more in labor than the tape to remove residues.
Your tape cost is too high.
Compared to other leading masking tape brands, the price of Q1 is very competitive and I would say that the real cost saving is back in the color and the thickness. The fact that you can partially see through the tape saves so much labor time and offers more control on masking.
The tape is not made in the USA
This tape is made in Italy, many of the highest quality vehicles are made in Italy: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Maserati. The culture of high performance automobiles is inherent in this quality tape. Most of the tapes you are buying today are manufactured outside of the United States as well.

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