We designed 3M™ Performance Masking Tape 2380 for industrial use where a good paint line is desired and drying conditions range from air dry to oven bake. Our smooth, strong, mini-crepe paper masking tape holds fast, removes easily and will give you good performance for most paint masking applications.
Provides strong holding power and high-temperature performance
Removes cleanly after 30 minutes at bake temperatures up to 325° F/ 162° C
Thick crepe paper backing resists bleed-through
Adhesive bonds instantly to help keep tape in place without lifting or curling
Strong backing is easy to tear and provides one-piece removal
We designed this tape with all the features that are desirable for a paint masking tape, such as strong adhesion and easy removal. It remains in place around corners, contours, and irregular surfaces to provide sharp paint lines. 3M™ Performance Masking Tape 2380 has been laboratory tested on painted steel panels and found to remove cleanly for up to 30 minutes at bake temperatures up to 325°F/ 162°C. The adhesive bonds instantly to paper, metal, wood, and painted surfaces with reliable holding power that resists lifting and curling, essential for producing precise, sharp paint lines. 3M™ Performance Masking Tape 2380 also features one-piece removal and is sliver resistant under normal operating conditions.
The smooth crepe paper backing of our 3M™ Performance Masking Tape 2380 tears easily from the roll, resists bleed-through and remains in place around corners and on irregular surfaces. Designed primarily for indoor applications, 3M™ Performance Masking Tape 2380 is ideal for sealing, holding, bundling, reinforcing, identifying, tabbing, wrapping, paint masking, splicing and protecting.
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. Our masking tapes 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. A masking tape should specify what surfaces it will stick to and the interval over which it will remove cleanly. A very thin or poorly manufactured tape may demonstrate splintering or shredding, either coming off the roll or when being removed after use. Some masking tapes have the tensile strength for light commercial and industrial applications, including bundling, labeling, sealing, temporary repairs, lane marking, splicing, and surface protection.
Classic crepe paper masking tape is a light tan color, but our masking tapes come in a variety of colors and formulations to meet general and specific applications. A roll of masking tape is basic toolbox or supply room item in any construction, warehousing, military, marine, shipping, and retail industries.
Adhesion to Steel oz/in (N/100 mm)
Natural and Synthetic Rubber
Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Automotive, Furniture, Military & Government, General Industrial, Electronics, Woodworking