Car painters tape, paper and film are the key products for masking cars and other vehicles with professional results.
Use of masking tape as well as paper and film for specific applications give the best results when employed following a precise procedure, with some tips & tricks to save time and improve output:
let’s discover all of them in this guide for professional masking by Q1® Tapes.
Let’s start from the beginning: the cleaning. Before applying any masking product, what you need to do is to clean carefully every surface of the car body, degrease it and make sure it is free from dust. Any kind of dirt could compromise the adhesion of both masking products, fillers, primers and paints, leading to outcomes that could make you waste hours of work and tons of expensive products. Once the vehicle is cleaned, you can start with the masking.
Car refinishing painters tape
How to choose a good automotive masking tape
Use of automotive masking paper
Car masking paper, fixed by tape, is used to mask off wide surfaces and it is particularly efficient in sealing windows and openings, as paper is thicker than film and resists better on empty areas. Good masking paper must provide penetration resistance to the paints used in car refinishing, while being light enough and easy to handle to offer a quick and efficient product. Let’s see how to apply automotive masking paper on a vehicle.
How to apply painters masking paper to a car
To apply automotive masking paper we need again masking tape: