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3M™ Smooth Transition Tape

Part Number 068003M ID 60455030779UPC 00051131068001
  • Created to eliminate hard paint lines
  • Center-adhesive design lets paint feather smoothly beneath tape edges
  • Minimizes rework for faster cycle times
  • Fast, easy tape application and removal maximizes shop time
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Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Application
Jamb Masking, Paint Preparation
Brand
3M™
Case Quantity
12 Cartons per Case
Color
Clear
Individually Wrapped
No
Material
Paper
Number per Inner
5 per Carton
Overall Length (Imperial)
30 ft
Overall Length (Metric)
9 m
Overall Width (Imperial)
1 in
Overall Width (Metric)
7 mm
Performance Level
Best
Product Form
P1400/R3500
Details
  • Created to eliminate hard paint lines
  • Center-adhesive design lets paint feather smoothly beneath tape edges
  • Minimizes rework for faster cycle times
  • Fast, easy tape application and removal maximizes shop time
  • Helps provide a more "invisible" paint transition in jambs and other areas where customers and insurance companies notice

Our 3M™ Smooth Transition Tape is a fast, simple way to virtually eliminate rework caused by hard paint lines. It is designed specifically to create smooth transitions to existing finishes: a raised center ridge contains adhesive, while the paint feathers in naturally beneath the edges for virtually invisible paint lines. No more re-shooting, sanding, buffing or other time consuming rework.

3M™ Smooth Transition Tape
Your Best Work Where Customers Notice
For accelerated cycle times, improved productivity — and for a consistent key indicator of high-quality paint jobs in auto body repair — our 3M™ Smooth Transition Tape is designed specifically to eliminate hard paint lines and visible paint transitions. This tape applies easily and works without any extra effort during the masking and prepping process. It helps create a flawless appearance where customers, and insurance companies, know to look — at door jambs, hood and fender jambs, quarter panel edges and trunk lines, and along outside body lines.

3M™ Smooth Transition Tape helps create a flawless appearance where customers, and insurance companies, know to look — at door jambs, hood and fender jambs, quarter panel edges and trunk lines, and along outside body lines.
How it Works
The tape is ¼ inch wide and features a raised ridge down the center. This ridge is the only part of the tape that contains adhesive — when applied as masking for jambs or outside body lines, the edges spread evenly from the center and allow the paint to feather in naturally. This creates a virtually invisible paint line between the existing coating and the new, without any extra effort by the paint technician. And it results in much less potential rework versus traditional tape/paper systems or folded tape systems. Our 3M™ Smooth Transition Tape is also great for stone chip coating.

3M™ Smooth Transition Tape is designed specifically to eliminate hard paint lines and visible paint transitions.
Simpler, Faster and Better
Reduced rework and faster cycle times bring peace of mind to operators of high volume shops. Auto body technicians simply apply tape strips along the jamb or other area to be painted, spray over the tape, let the coatings fully flash dry and remove the tape. And a custom-designed dispenser helps keep 3M™ Smooth Transition Tape clean and ready to dispense between uses.

Created to Eliminate Hard Paint Lines
Our 3M™ Smooth Transition Tape is yet another way that 3M applies science to make life easier for auto body repair technicians. Its design, unique to automotive aftermarket, virtually eliminates the hard paint lines and visible paint transitions that can signal a sub-par paint job to insurance companies and consumers. It is also fast and easy to use, maximizing time and output for auto body shops.

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3M™ Smooth Transition Tape is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Paint and time saver. Great when painting quarter panels on vehicles with a decent body line or even good curved edge. No need to prep and paint all the way up to the fender. I cut it 1/8" higher than the body line, scuff with grey scotch pad up to the tape, then apply the transition tape. Peel back after cleared, bake, sand tape line with 2500 and buff. Very hard to tell where it was cut after it's all done. Works best when only clear is sprayed against it.
Date published: 2018-04-13
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