Automotive masking tape, paper and film are the key products for masking cars and other vehicles with professional results.
Each of them must be used for specific applications and gives 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 to the use of professional masking tape 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.
Automotive paint refinishing masking tape
How to choose a good automotive masking tape
Automotive refinishing masking tape is employed in professional contexts that require speed, precision, sharp and clean results. When choosing a good automotive paint tape you have to take into account some key qualities such as:
Automotive masking paper
Car detailing masking paper 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 car detailing masking paper
To apply automotive masking paper we need again masking tape: