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8 September 2017
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Foam Masking Tape: advantages and applications

Foam masking tape is the innovative solution to protect door seals, trunks, bonnets, A-posts and other grooved parts from paint overspray during car painting. How does it work? Let’s take a closer look at this professional tool. Foam masking tape is a seamless, circular stripe of polyurethane foam with a […]
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4 August 2017

Best Body Shops’ Tips for car painting

Q1® Tapes ultimate guide about the industry trend and new techniques to increase profitability when painting a car in a professional bodyshop. Automotive painting products and processes are constantly evolving and, over time, new masking techniques pop up as new ways to improve performance and quality. One of the key […]
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25 July 2017
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Automotive masking paper: uses and solutions

Automotive masking paper is among the most used products to mask off wide areas of vehicles during painting. Thanks to its thickness and consistence, it is preferred to masking film when protecting wide gaps such as window openings and trunks. Here are some tips to choose a good product and […]
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11 July 2017

Yellow masking tape: the secrets behind a color

Yellow masking tape is the most used product in preparing vehicles for painting. Have you ever wondered why automotive masking tapes often come in yellow shades? In this article we deepen the secret behind this color and we take a look at the qualities a good masking tape must provide […]
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15 June 2017

Q1® Premium Masking Solutions for the second time at Automechanika Birmingham

  Q1® Premium Masking Solutions was launched last year during Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. Celebrating our first Brand anniversary, we showcased during the show our high performance masking tapes and solutions in the  “Q1® yellow house”. Thanks to its innovative design […]
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24 May 2017
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Q1® Premium Masking solutions: A new cost-effective alternative to traditional masking solutions

Q1® Tapes launches to the US market a brand new line of products for Premium Masking Applications in the automotive repair sector. Thanks to an exclusive partnership with National Oak Distributors, Q1® professional products will benefit of an advanced logistic network that guarantees next day deliveries throughout the Country. Lets’ […]
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5 May 2017

PPM Industries and National Oak Distributors partner to launch Q1® Masking Tape and Masking Solutions in the US

PPM Industries has named National Oak Distributors as the exclusive distribution partner for the proprietary brand Q1® Premium Masking Solutions in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. National Oak is the largest automotive aftermarket distributor in the US. The company has distribution centers throughout the US and offers next day […]
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26 April 2017
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Introducing Q1® Premium Foam Masking Tape

Foam masking tape is an innovative automotive refinish product that guarantees many advantages when used in particular applications. Q1® Premium Foam Masking Tape is designed to mask gaps and apertures quickly and accurately, saving time and increasing profitability. Curious to know more?   Q1® Premium Foam Masking Tape features a […]
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12 April 2017

Making it stick

This month we have been featured in the industry leading Bodyshop Magazine. In two pages article we discuss about PPM story and how Q1® brand was born. <<PPM Industries is one of those names you have likely never heard of, yet chances are bodyshops the land over have used its […]
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21 March 2017
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Automotive Masking Film: Advantages for Car Protection

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® […]
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7 March 2017
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Three Masking Products You Need for a Perfect Job!

Automotive professionals are keenly aware of the integral role that masking tape plays in the outcome of a good paint job. But not everyone knows what the market offers for specific applications such as rubber trim masking and jambs protection. Here is a brief guide on how to tape a […]
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21 February 2017
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How to mask door jambs and bonnet gaps when painting a car

Having difficult time at masking door jambs and other grooved parts of the car? Most of the problems can be avoided just using the proper tools and following the right masking procedures. Let’s discover some tricks for a professional, flawless job. Door jambs and bonnet gaps are often some of […]
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