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3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator applies masking tape along a vehicle roofline.
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Lay down precise tape lines along complex surfaces with the 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator, designed to be robust, flexible and easy to use.

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3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator delivers fine-tuned masking

Two-tone paint gives vehicles a design edge – but only if you have clean lines. Designed specifically for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator makes it fast and easy to achieve the precision you need. This lightweight tool features an integrated cutter and four adjustable application heads to apply tape to a variety of depths.

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    Adjustable

    Adjusts to meet a range of tape widths and apply the exact line you need every time.

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    Fast

    Created from an OEM point of view with integrated cutting, clean web handling and a thin profile.

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    Robust

    Made from impact-resistant composite materials to stand up to manufacturing environments.

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    Lightweight

    The innovative design makes masking easy while keeping operator comfort and performance top of mind.


How It Works

After years of relentless customer driven innovation, we are excited to introduce the 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator. An innovative masking solution that delivers precision with flexibility and robustness, harnessing unrivaled productivity.

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Push Button Cutter

Designed for single-handed operation

Adjustable Tip

Varying depths allow for unprecedented flexibility. Magnets to maintain alignment to vehicle surface

Integrated Cutter Block

Made for either full or partial cutting options to meet your design needs

Handle

With integrated magnet for ease of storage

Spool

Adjusts for tapes up to 3/4” wide

Tape Handling

Smooth flow of tape to avoid getting caught up in tight places

Lightweight Durable Body

Made from an advanced composite reinforced with stainless steel

Magnetic Guidance

Magnets to maintain alignment to vehicle surface

Product Options

We make each of these tools available in right- and left-handed models so workers can mask in the direction they’re most comfortable.

  • 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator right-handed tool for use on side roofline between pillars A and C.
    ACR21

    3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator, right-handed tool is used to apply Scotch® Fine Line and 3M High Performance tapes on the side roofline of a vehicle from left to right.

  • 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator left-handed tool for use on side roofline between pillars A and C.
    ACL21

    3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator, left-handed tool is used to apply Scotch® Fine Line and 3M High Performance tapes on the side roofline of a vehicle from right to left.

  • 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator right-handed tool for use on back roofline between D pillars.
    DDR21

    3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator, righthanded tool is used to apply Scotch® Fine Line and 3M High Performance tapes from the rear roofline of the vehicle from left to right.

  • 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator left-handed tool for use on back roofline between D pillars.
    DDL21

    3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator, left-handed tool is used to apply Scotch® Fine Line and 3M High Performance tapes on the rear roofline of a vehicle from right to left.

  • 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator replacement part kit with four applicator tips and two cutter blocks.
    Replacement Part Kit

    Includes all the application heads (S, M, L, XL) and cutter blocks (full and partial) of the original for easy replacement when parts become worn.


Complete Range of Masking Solutions

Trust the comprehensive line of 3M masking solutions for the performance you need to finish the job right the first time.

  • Featuring sharp paint lines and excellent conformability, these fine line tapes are a superior masking solution for demanding applications.

  • AOEM applications require high-performance tapes that can withstand harsh environments. 3M offers industrial masking tapes that feature sharp lines, easy removal, and high temperatures resistance.

  • Speed up the masking process and maintain the highest level of quality with 3M™ High Temperature Masking Films.


Applicator Resources

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