Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content All 3M.com Site Map

3M™ Attachment Tape Selection Guidelines


Typical Application
Access
Mnft Tapes
Repair
Tapes
Thickness
Inches/
Millimeters
Adhesive
Liner/Non
Liner
Printed
Liner
Tape
(Core)
Color

Key Features



Claddings, Ground Effects, Wheelflares, Hood Scoops, Side Vents

EX4008

 

0.03 in/0.76 mm

JL2/VR1

No

Black

EX4011

06387-06390

0.045 in/1.14 mm

JL2/VR1

No

Black

EX4015

06391-06392

0.06 in/1.52 mm

JL2/VR1

No

Black
Unique, black foam core that provides stress relaxation when high application loads are encountered, while maintaining tight bond-line aesthetics under normal conditions


Glass Bonding with Adhesion Promoter

PT1100

06386-06384

0.045 in/1.14mm

VR2/VR1

No

Black

PT1500

06395/06397

0.06 in/1.52 mm

VR2/VR1

No

Black

Black high strength core with low elongation properties








Step Plates, Bed Rail Caps, Door Edge Moldings, Wind Deflectors

4229P

06385/06376

0.03 in/0.76 mm

AR7/DS4

Yes

Gray

4218P

 

0.045 in/1.14mm

AR7/DS4

Yes

Gray

5567

 

0.06 in/1.52 mm

AR7/DS4

No

Gray

5665P

 

0.03 in/0.76 mm

DS6/DS6

Yes

Gray

EX4015

 

0.06 in/1.52 mm

JL2/VR1

No

Gray

5845

 

0.045 in/1.14mm

AR7/AR7

No

Gray





Gray acrylic foam core tapes provide a balance of conformability and strength with core properties that allow the tape to elongate and relax when put under load, minimizing the stress on the adhesive bondline





Low Surface Energy Plastics (TPO, PP) w/o Adhesion Promoter

5605

 

0.045 in/1.14mm

AR7/TX1

No

Gray

5849

 

0.02 in/0.51 mm

TX-1/DS4

Yes

Gray

5850

 

0.03 in/0.76 mm

TX-1/DS4

Yes

Gray

5674

 

0.045 in/1.14mm

TX-1/DS4

No

Gray



TX-1 adhesive is characterized by high peel and shear adhesion to unprimed low surface energy plastics (i.e., TPO, PP).









Weatherstrip Heat Activated Tape (HAT)

WT4112

 

0.047 in/1.2 mm

E2/JL2

No

Black

ST1200

 

0.047 in/1.2 mm

E2/VR2

No

Black

5403

 

0.032 in/0.8mm

E2/AR7

No

Gray

5404

 

0.047 in/1.2 mm

E2/AR7

No

Gray

5935

 

0.016 in/0.4mm

E2/AR6

No

Gray

3412

 

0.047 in/1.2mm

E2/DS6

No

Gray





The heat activated adhesive on the non-liner side forms an immediate, consistent and durable bond to most EPDM, Santoprene, Kraton and TPV/TPE formulations.
Heat Activated Tape (HAT) for Neoprene

5933

 

0.047 in/1.2 mm

N1/AR7

No

Black
As above for Neoprene, PVC and Alcryn