Trim Masking Tape is an innovative product, engineered to help automotive professional painters save time and gain quality when painting around trim moldings. This product provides a thin plastic band on one side, created to let the tape slide in the leaks behind the moldings so as to prevent the paint bleeding through. Thanks to trim masking tape, it is no longer necessary to remove the mouldings during spraying the near surfaces.
In this video tutorial, we discover the qualities and advantages of trim masking tape, while going through the best way to use it.
Choose a good trim masking tape
Like any other tape designed for automotive painting, car trim masking tape must provide some essential features to guarantee the quality of the final result, while saving time and effort. Among these qualities, we mention:
The best products on the market boast additional qualities and advantages, as we are going to see in the next paragraph.
How to use trim masking tape, step by step
Using trim masking tape is easy and intuitive, though some little advices should be followed to achieve best results. Let’s take a look:
After the drying, you just have to remove the tape from the vehicle. We suggest to accomplish this job as soon as possible and straight in the booth, as some tapes tend to attach to the underlying surface when the temperature drops. However, best products such as Q1® Premium Trim Masking Tape show a higher tolerance than average products on the market, and can be removed also outside the booth.
Discover Q1 Trim Masking Tape
Now that you know everything about this masking product, it’s time to get a few rolls of it. You can start with Q1®.
Q1® Premium Trim Masking Tape is designed to facilitate trim masking situations including: inset door handles, windscreen, side mouldings, taillight, sidelight and headlight units allowing complete paint coverage under the moulding while protecting the front of the moulding from paint overspray.
It is composed of a plastic strip on a self-adhesive tape and a flexible polyester band. Thanks to its characteristics, the tape supports high temperatures (up to 110°C/230°F) without leaving any residue.
Trim masking tape is pre-cut every 38mm, allowing tearing it in short stripes that easily fit into the gaps of trim mouldings. Its flexibility guarantees perfect adhesion to irregular surfaces and lets it follow the tight curves of windscreens and lights. In addition, its adhesive formula resists moisture and solvents, making trim masking tape compatible with the most used types of paint used in professional car painting.