Surface Preparation and Primer Application: Remask


3M products for aircraft remasking contain decades of industry knowledge and experience to perform even during harsh deoxidizing procedures. The range features our 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425 , OEM approved as a highly chemical resistant, conformable industrial masking solution. A variety of metal foil and vinyl tapes, as well as plastic sheeting, delivers excellent durability and conformability for heat shielding, chemical masking, temporary surface protection and more MRO remasking applications.

Featured Products

  • 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425

    Whether shielding delicate parts from heat and moisture, sealing gaps, splicing or masking, 3M Aluminum Foil Tape 425 provides secure protection against exposure to flame, weathering, moisture and UV. Composed of a dead soft aluminum foil backing and coated with pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, it’s capable of withstanding exposures from -65° to 300°F (-54° to 149°C). It also resists chemicals, yet removes cleanly, making it perfect for protecting surfaces during de-paint and other chemical masking operations.

  • 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 427

    Our 3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 427 is the go-to foil tape for numerous applications across a broad range of industries. Comprised of a dead soft aluminum foil backing with a highly engineered pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive, it is ideal for heat shielding, heat reflecting, chemical masking, light enhancement, chemical milling, seaming, sealing and de-paint operations.

  • 3M™ Vinyl Tape 471

    For a bright colored tape that stretches where you need it, stays put on rough surfaces, yet removes easily, look to 3M Vinyl Tape 471. Use it for lane and safety marking, temporary surface protection, anodizing and electroplating, color coding, sealing, reinforcing, decorating and more. Faster and less expensive than paint, it comes in a variety of bright colors – all highly abrasion resistant, so it keeps its color in the most trafficked locations.

  • 3M™ Paint Masking Tape 231/231A

    Created specifically for aerospace applications, this premium high-performance crepe paper masking tape meets the demands of most aircraft painting applications. It is designed to save time, making for clean removal even following multiple bake cycles. Its smooth mini-crepe backing delivers excellent surface contact and resists solvent and moisture. A natural rubber adhesive bonds well to aircraft surfaces and under normal circumstances removes in one piece without slivering.

  • 3M™ High Performance Green Masking Tape 401+

    Use this universally-known industrial masking tape for consistently sharp paint lines, even where surface temperatures can reach up to 250°F/121°C for as long as 30 minutes. It features a solvent-free adhesive and high-strength crepe paper backing for excellent conformability and bleed-through resistance to most industrial paint systems. This tape is excellent for masking around corners and contours.

  • 3M engineered this wide protective plastic sheeting with a light static cling that keeps it in place. This makes the material easy to cut and very easy to handle – in fact, it’s possible for one person to apply it without assistance. This sheeting also features center printing to help with alignment. Specially treated film holds solvent and waterborne paints, preventing overspray from landing on nearby surfaces for cleaner work and better work environment.

  • Featuring our trusted Scotch® and Scotchblok™ brands, our selection of masking paper is excellent for a wide range of aircraft masking applications. Masking papers are designed specifically to prevent fiber contamination and bleed-through of solvents and other coatings in aircraft painting. They are specially treated for resistance to chemicals and bake-cycle heat.

Additional Masking Products

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