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3M™ Paint Masking Tape 231/231A Tan, 6 mm x 55 m 7.6 mil, 144 per case Bulk

3M ID  70006320488    UPC#  00021200037740    3M Product Number  231/231A     
3M(TM) Masking Tapes 231, 232, 234
3M(TM) Masking Tapes 231, 232, 234
3M™ Paint Masking Tape 231/231A is a premium high-performance crepe paper masking tape designed to meet aerospace needs in most painting applications, including the use of multiple bake cycles. Our smooth masking tape embodies all the features that are desirable in a paint masking tape and designed specifically for the aerospace market.
  • Rubber adhesive provides strong tack and adhesion, and resists lifting
  • Clean removal from many surfaces following multi-bake or high temperature bake
  • Smooth mini-crepe paper backing conforms and maintains integrity when formed around a corner
  • Strong backing is easy to tear, yet resists slivering and provides one-piece removal
  • Controlled unwind dispenses evenly, reducing fatigue
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Overview

Aerospace-Level Strength and Reliability
The natural rubber adhesive of our tape sticks instantly and allows fast application along with reliable holding power that resists lifting. 3M™ Paint Masking Tape 231/231A demonstrates superior adhesive transfer resistance with clean removal that helps reduce labor and clean up. Its smooth mini- crepe backing results in excellent surface contact and is also solvent and moisture resistant to minimize bleed-through. A special backsize treatment provides a smooth unwind for easy handling and reduced waste. It is easy to tear, which aids in handling, yet strong enough to resist slivering, providing "user friendly," one piece removal.

3M™ Paint Masking Tape 231/231A is conformable for easy masking around corners, over irregular surfaces, and offers easy handling that reduces application time. As a professional grade masking tape, it has the benefit of paint flake resistance that reduces contamination and potential rework, resulting in a professional paint job. This tape can be certified to ASTM D-6123 (replaces obsolete PPP-T-42C, Type I, (CID-A-A-883B)).

The crepe paper backing tears easily, offers moderate conformability, and lifts off cleanly. The natural rubber adhesive bonds well to paper, metal, wood, and painted surfaces with reliable holding power that resists lifting and curling. Under normal operating conditions, the tape features one-piece removal and is sliver resistant.

Recommended Applications

  • Large scale paint operations in the aerospace industry
What is Masking Tape?
Masking tape was developed specifically to help protect surrounding surfaces from overspray, provide clean paint lines, and remove easily and cleanly when finished. Masking tapes from 3M adhere well, resist solvents or water from the paint, and are strong enough to hang plastic sheeting, yet remove cleanly without damaging the subsurface. The backing, typically crepe paper, can conform to curved and irregular surfaces. The tape hand tears for tool-free application.

Attributes

 Adhesion Strength‎‎ 38 oz/in
 Adhesion Strength (metric)‎‎ 41 N/100mm
 Adhesive Type‎‎ Rubber
 Applications‎‎ Masking Body Jig Barcode,‎ On-Line Paint Repair Masking,‎ Protect From Paint Overspray in Painting
 Backing Material‎‎ Crepe Paper
 Brand‎‎ 3M™
 Color‎‎ Tan
 Consumer Label‎‎ No
 Elongation‎‎ 10 Percent
 Industries‎‎ Transportation,‎ Specialty Vehicle,‎ Metalworking,‎ Automotive,‎ Furniture,‎ Military & Government,‎ General Industrial,‎ Electronics,‎ Woodworking
 Length‎‎ 60.14 Linear Yard
 Length (Metric)‎‎ 55 m
 Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)‎‎ 149 Degree Celsius
 Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)‎‎ 300 Degree Fahrenheit
 Product Form‎‎ Roll
 Shelf Life‎‎ 12 months from date of shipment
 Tensile Strength‎‎ 28 lb/in
 Tensile Strength (metric)‎‎ 490 N/100mm
 Thickness‎‎ 7.6 mil
 Thickness (Metric)‎‎ 0.19 mm
 Width‎‎ 0.23 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 6 mm

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