Masking done right, for perfect results
How to work efficiently and achieve the best results at the same time.
When dispensing, the adhesive tape should not be stretched excessively; this helps prevent later bulging on the surface.
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Adhesive tapes must be used as intended. The respective adhesion conditions should be taken into account. Users should also keep the following factors in mind:
- When dispensing, the adhesive tape should not be stretched excessively; this helps prevent later bulging on the surface.
- The tape must be pressed firmly into place in order to achieve a firm hold. This also helps prevent paints and finishes from bleeding under the adhesive tape.
- Tape should be removed after the work is completed. The amount of time that tape is left in place should be kept to the necessary minimum.
- When removing adhesive tape, use a slow motion and even pressure. Adhesive tape must not be pulled off the surface with a jerky motion.
- Self-stick surface protection films must be adhered without bubbles over the full surface.
Double adhesion lets you do the following:
- Apply an adhesive tape with stronger adhesion to a lower-adhesion one (helps prevent surface damage).
- Apply an adhesive tape that is not UV-resistant on top of a UV-resistant one (helps prevent adhesive residue from being left behind).
Double adhesion should be used in cases such as when:
- The intended work requires an adhesive tape that is not suitable for the surface to be protected, e.g., plaster or stucco work involving adjacent sensitive components.
- Mechanical strain is expected during the work.
Adhesion over full surfaces
Tape should be applied over the full surface if the substrate is expected to discolor differently. This is the case with metal surfaces, for instance.