We developed 3M™ Vinyl Tape 472 as a thick and versatile tape that is ideally suited for heavy-duty protection, abrasion resistance and a range of other applications. It is comprised of a thick black vinyl backing with black pigmented rubber adhesive. This backing thickness makes it ideal for applications requiring both surface protection and conformability.
Thick (9.0 mil) backing offers excellent surface protection against heavy abrasion
Provides temperature resistance up to 225ºF (107ºC)
Conformability and dead stretch properties make it ideal for taping or sealing many curved and irregular surface
Versatile, black pigmented rubber adhesive sticks well to a variety of surfaces
Offers Superior Conformability and Clean Removal in Outdoor Applications
3M™ Vinyl Tape 472 is effective for use outdoors. Our rubber adhesive provides instant adhesion and holds well to a variety of surfaces. Its extra-thick, durable 9.0 mil backing offers protection for abrasive blasting, lasting hold for patching, and durability for outdoor weathering applications.
Heavy duty protection and abrasion resistance
Splicing and patching
Outdoor sealing, protecting, and marking
Dissimilar metal separation
Sealing barrier films and containers
Abrasive blast overspray protection
Outdoor weathering applications
Protecting metal from corrosion
This vinyl tape is both moisture resistant and non-corrosive to help safeguard surfaces. Its flexible, conformable nature makes 3M™ Vinyl Tape 472 suitable for a variety of applications. Smooth unwind makes the tape easy to apply and its black color helps it stand out for good visibility. For best results, we recommend applying the tape to a clean, dry surface at temperatures between 60 to 80°F (16 to 27°C).
The black pigmented rubber adhesive used on our 3M™ Vinyl Tape 472 can stain some surfaces. Testing is recommended to determine suitability for the application. This heavy-duty tape resists most common solvents, but care should be taken to avoid ketones, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and esters, found in lacquer thinners, degreasers and paint strippers which may cause the vinyl backing to swell or curl.
Bringing Better ideas to the Surface through Science
In the 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, our technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently. Whether you’re looking to protect, mask, enhance or otherwise modify surfaces to improve the appearance, function or productivity of your products or processes, 3M has the tapes and adhesives you need to get the job done right.
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Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Automotive, Military & Government, General Industrial, MRO