- Excellent adhesion and holding power to a broad range of medium surface energy plastics and clear coats
- Excellent for bonding to LSEs and MSEs such as ABS and PC
- Engineered for a wide variety of temperature and humidity conditions
- High initial tack with excellent conformability and stress relaxation properties
- May be used to bond to MSEs without adhesion promoters
- 1.5 mm viscoelastic foam core delivers excellent stress relaxation during high loads
- Deep black color ensures better looking part to vehicle interface
3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4515 is designed for attaching exterior automotive trim to painted automotive surfaces. It features a 1.5 mm acrylic foam core that delivers excellent stress relaxation under high loads, and maintains good bond lines under normal conditions. An acrylic adhesive applied to both sides is formulated for excellent initial and final tack on MSE substrates and LSE clear coats.
The liner enhancement does not affect the adhesive performance or liner removal from the tape, and does not impact the finished product
A Double-Coated Attachment Tape for Low and Medium Surface Energy Automotive Substrates
Designed specifically for attaching plastic parts to automotive paint surfaces, our 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4515 is great for challenging surfaces. It features a 1.5 mm acrylic foam core with an acrylic adhesive applied to both sides. This adhesive delivers excellent initial and final tack to traditional, low surface energy and scratch- and mar-resistant automotive paints. It is especially effective on medium surface energy plastics such as ABS and polycarbonate (PC) — it can even be used to bond to MSEs without an adhesion promoter. The viscoelastic foam core is engineered for stress relaxation when exposed to high stress loads, and maintains bond-line aesthetics under normal stress loads. Its deep black color delivers excellent bond lines and helps to ensure high satisfaction among consumers. A red, 3M branded liner provides easy one-piece release for efficient application.
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Confidence in Your Purchase
The 3M branded liner
(PDF, 990.16 Kb) features a subtle 3M logo marking to provide evidence to the customer that they are receiving the 3M quality they expect from their purchase. The liner makes our tapes easy to identify and difficult to imitate. The proprietary branding technology is designed to help identification of 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape.
Simpler, Smarter, Stronger
3M Series EX4500 tapes
- Bumper sensors
- Window visors
- Pillar garnishes
- Nested components
- Other aftermarket accessories
(PDF, 2.31 Mb) are a new line of products featuring 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape technology designed for adhesion to Medium Surface Energy (MSE) substrates without the need for adhesion promoter or other surface pre-treatment methods. These tapes offer a simpler process that reduces complexity of the steps involved with tape attachment.
Better Science for Better Adhesion from 3M
Since 1925 when one of our lab assistants invented masking tape, 3M has been applying science to life —developing adhesive products and technologies that help entire industries and individual businesses worldwide. The work that began with a single 3M engineer now spans decades and generations — and all of it goes into each of our products developed for automotive OEM, like 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4515.
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