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Monday, July 29, 2013

Why are Plastic Tapes Needed for Car Painting?


Tapes are necessary for any paint job, and this is true for car painting as well. In fact, car painting calls for the use of specific types of plastic tapes. Over the years, a number of changes in the auto industry created an impact on the production of plastic tapes. For instance, changes in substrates used on vehicle surfaces and a shift to waterborne paints have changed how these plastic tapes adhere to and are removed from a surface.

Plastic tapes have become especially useful in preventing edge bleed, a problem that was usually not seen with solvent-based base coats.

To ensure that zero edge bleed, you need to carefully and thoroughly clean the surface and apply the plastic tape firmly on it. Most modern plastic tapes are similar in their basic form, but their quality often varies. If you want the best paint job for your car, focus more on the performance of the tape, not on its price.

Top-grade auto plastic tapes are designed to endure collision repair work. This is why it is best that you go for quality tapes that consistently give good results.

When most people buy these tape rolls, they look at three factors: the crispness of the paint line, thickness of the tape, and the ease with which it unwinds. In other words, they look for a tape that sticks quickly to the surface and holds itself throughout.

To ensure that the plastic tape does a good job, you must prepare the car surface well because plastic tapes do not adhere well to wet and dirty surfaces.

Cleaning the surface of a car is not difficult. First, clean it using a light soap and water. This will remove all kinds of water-soluble dirt accumulated on it. Next, clean the surface using a good cleaning agent to get rid of any petroleum-based contaminants like a wax and grease remover.

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