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Automotive Masking Tape

Automotive Masking Tape

What is Automotive Masking Tape?

Adhesive Automotive Masking Tapes have been specially designed for car body shops, cars, garages and automotive professionals to provide a number of benefits over general masking tapes. These are ideal for masking and consist of painting tapes that not only prevent paint bleed; but, have been designed for special surfaces that masking tapes don't normally come into contact with. Such as tapes that can easily follow the contours on the vehicle you are working on, to give you high visibility with no residue on peel, leave little / no residue on the surface, allow for 2 tone effects or allowing for a delicate and precision masking to be achieved easily during a respray, tapes that are designed to mask off areas of cars such as bumpers and panels, to car painting tapes that have been designed for high heat drying cycles up to 110°C.

These high quality car masking tapes are some of the best automotive masking tapes you can buy in the UK, and are sourced from some of the leading global automotive masking tape manufacturers.

Ideal for resprays in body shops and garages

These auto masking tapes are ideal for use on cars and vehicles during respraying in auto body shops.

Automotive tapes pricing

Our pricing for our automotive masking tapes is competitively priced, starting from only 2p / metre, or 82p for a 50 Metre roll.

What are the main features of automotive masking tapes?

These car masking tapes tend to have or be ideal for the following use:

  1. Fineline masking
  2. Multi-colour paint applications
  3. Masking of plastic parts such as car bumpers
  4. Custom painting
  5. Delicate masking
  6. Precision masking
  7. Creating 2 tone effects
  8. High visibility
  9. Prevent paint drift
  10. Body shops
  11. High temprature resistance
  12. Automotive repair
  13. Car bodywork
  14. Car panels
  15. Resistance to paint thinners
  16. Resistance to lacquers
  17. Ability to be removed cleanly
  18. Leave no residue behind
  19. Collision repairs
  20. Painting processes with drying cycles at high temperatures up to 110°C

What's the difference between the different automotive masking tape?

Fine Line Masking Tapes
These coloured masking tapes are fine line masking tapes which have a flexible temperature resistant that has been specially developed for multi-colour paint applications of plastic parts such as automotive bumpers.

This type of tape is ideal for: custom painting, delicate masking or precision masking or getting a sharp line when masking out for a two-tone effect.

Due to their vibrant colour, these adhesive tapes allows you to identify when you are drifting off the boundary area as you apply it. This helps you to make any adjustments as you are marking the area to be painted, which prevent you - or your operators - from drifting into an area that you are not refinishing.

We stock the following types and sizes of these fine line automotive masking tapes.

  • 6mm x 55 Metre (orange)
  • 9mm x 55 Metre (orange)
  • 12mm x 55 Metre (orange)
  • 24mm x 40 Metres (yellow)
  • 36mm x 40 Metres (yellow)
  • 24mm x 40 Metres (purple)
  • 36mm x 40 Metres (purple)
  • 24mm x 40 Metres (blue)
  • 36mm x 40 Metres (blue)

General Purpose Masking Tapes
These masking tapes are cheap entry level Body Shop tapes, which have a high temperature resistant characterized by a semi-crepe paper backing and a solvent-borne rubber resin adhesive.

These tapes are suitable for non critical spray painting activities at a moderate temperature, up to 60°C /140°F (1 hour). It performs in overlapping the tape, with masking paper and masking film with good holding power.

Further to this, it is used as a premium grade product in the building industry as well.

We stock the following types and sizes of these body shop masking tapes.

  • 19mm x 50 Metres
  • 25mm x 50 Metres
  • 38mm x 50 Metres
  • 50mm x 50 Metres
  • 75mm x 50 Metres
  • 100mm x 50 Metres

Low Bake Masking Tapes
Our Low Bake range is an automotive repair masking tape, that can be used in a wide variety of situations.

These are an extremely popular choice with automotive enthusiasts and specialists, thanks to its resistance to paint thinners as well as lacquers; and their ability to be removed cleanly, without leaving any residue behind.

We stock the following types and sizes of these heat resistant auto masking tapes.

  • 12mm x 50 Metres
  • 19mm x 50 Metres
  • 25mm x 50 Metres
  • 38mm x 50 Metres
  • 50mm x 50 Metres
  • 75mm x 50 Metres

High Temperature Masking Tapes

These high-temperature performance automotive masking tape is a heat resistant tape masking tape designed to mask off surfaces up to temperatures of 120°C.

Crepe paper masking tape with a substantial structure and high performance, specific for the automotive sector during collision repairs and painting processes with drying cycles at high temperatures up to 110°C (for 60 min).

This tape combines controlled unwinding, easy tear and conformability.

These automotive performance masking tapes are well performing especially in overlapping the tape, with masking paper and masking film, it provides excellent paint edges, clean and safe removal without residues and breakings.

We stock the following types and sizes of these heat resistant auto masking tapes.

  • 12mm x 50 Metres
  • 19mm x 50 Metres
  • 25mm x 50 Metres
  • 50mm x 50 Metres
  • 75mm x 50 Metres
  • 100mm x 50 Metres
  • 150mm x 50 Metres

Bulk buying options available

If you are looking to buy auto masking tapes in bulk, every option we have on offer comes with bulk buying options. Simply put the more you buy, the more you save.

Who are Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Solutions?

PSA Solutions Ltd, are: masking tape suppliers, based in Leicestershire, UK.

We have a large range of: automotive adhesive tapes, in our Leicester warehouse, ready to be dispatched - normally - within 1-3 days.

So if you can not see the adhesive you are looking for contact our friendly sales team for free advice.

Where can I find out more?

To find out even more technical information about building insulation please see this Wikipedia page.

Automotive painting tapes being used

Don't take our word for it, see what some of our past customers have said about products in this range.

A sample of the reviews for our Low Bake Masking Tape

Name: Sarah

Masking tape is masking tape, but ridiculously cheap and good quality. Overall, quick service and good value. I've "bookmarked" you and will be in touch for more soon, I hope! Regards Sarah
5 stars

Name: Stuart

So far it is a lot better than cheaper options. Would have been better for me in a smaller quantity. I would rate it 5 out of 5 but quite expensive.
5 stars

Name: Keith

Great service, great products, great price. What more can I say! definitely rate as 5.
5 stars

Name: Darren

Hi I give this tape 4 out of 5 as I find it very useful when painting in different environments internally or externally...whether glossing skirting boards to external soffits.... Can use this application when spay painting... For instance maintaining vehicles applying it to a surfaces not requiring paint.
4 stars

Questions asked about our Fine line Masking Tape

Question: Hi, I'm looking for a fine line tape to use with resin (that's suitable up to 120 degrees) I'm looking to get both 3mm and 6mm, will this product cope with high temperatures? Many Thanks Danni

Answer: Hi Danni, the working temperature of this tape is 150° 180°C so it should be fine for your application Danni - Ian Product Support Manager

Question: Is this tape suitable for masking the grouting between wall tiles? I would like to paint some rather old fashioned tiles. Thank you, Sue

Answer: Hi Sue Thank you for this enquiry. The fine line masking tapes are normally used in Automotive applications and so used on high energy surfaces such as metal. I would there fore recommend trying the product for this application but would not be able to advise on its suitability - Ian, Product Support Manager

Question: Can I use Fine Line Masking Tape to re-apply plastic crome car badges to the rear of my car? - James

Answer: Hi James, no you will need the automotive grade double sided foam masking tape, try this link - Ian, Product Support Manager

Questions asked about our Low Bake Masking Tape

Question: Hi, I am looking for a masking tape to stick on some turned steel components while another job is done to them, but need the masking tape to peel off very cleanly as cannot afford to start rubbing and scrapping and risk marking the underneath, would this tape be suitable. Also it usually stays on for a couple of days. Thanks - Steven

Answer: Hi Steven, I would recommend using our blue 14 day masking tape for this application, as it guarantees clean peel for up to 14 days - Ian, Product Support Manager