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3M™ High Performance Masking Tape 2693, Tan, 24 mm x 55 m, 7.9 mil, 36 per case

3M ID GT5000003333M Product Number 2693UPC 00021200376290
Replaced by  3M ID  GT500080269
  • High temperature masking tape provides great performance for paint masking with high solids paints and urethane clear coats used in the transportation industry
  • Removes cleanly from most surfaces without adhesive transfer
  • Resists slivering and provides one-piece removal
  • Offers the highest holding power among 3M masking tapes
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  • High temperature masking tape provides great performance for paint masking with high solids paints and urethane clear coats used in the transportation industry
  • Removes cleanly from most surfaces without adhesive transfer
  • Resists slivering and provides one-piece removal
  • Offers the highest holding power among 3M masking tapes
  • Controlled unwind enables easy dispensing
  • Smooth crepe paper backing conforms and maintains integrity when formed around a corner
  • Features a synthetic rubber adhesive not made with a rubber latex

3M™ High Performance Masking Tape 2693 offers excellent paint masking performance with high solids paints and urethane clear coats used in the transportation industry. This heavy duty, mini-crepe paper features clean removal from most surfaces without adhesive transfer, in bake temperatures up to 325°F (163°C) for 30 minutes.

 

Image of a worker applying automotive masking tape to a masking film over a vehicle
Controlled unwind enables easy dispensing

Ideal for High Performance, High Heat Paint Masking
3M™ High Performance Masking Tape 2693 performs very well in large scale paint masking applications, offering some of the best holding power and heat resistance, while still boasting excellent conformability. It provides easy, clean removal, whether warm or cold, from most surfaces without adhesive transfer. 3M™ High Performance Masking Tape 2693 has been laboratory tested on painted steel panels and found to remove cleanly at bake temperatures up to 325°F / 163°C for 30 minutes.

3M™ High Performance Masking Tape 2693 is an ideal tape for industrial painting, including two-tone color applications on trucks, buses, trailers, trains, fire trucks, ambulances and airplanes. Balanced construction with a stronger backing gives this tape easy removal properties without slivering, providing user friendly one-piece removal.

Recommended Applications

  • Industrial paint masking for specialty vehicle, automotive, rail, marine and aerospace paint jobs
  • Paint masking for high temperature paint processes
  • Holding masking film and paper in place in high temperature paint processes
  • Paint masking for custom, two-tone and multiple color applications

 

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What is Masking Tape?
Masking tape was developed specifically to help protect surrounding surfaces from overspray, provide clean paint lines, and remove easily and cleanly when finished. Masking tapes from 3M adhere well, resist solvents or water from the paint, and are strong enough to hang plastic sheeting, yet remove cleanly without damaging the subsurface. The backing, typically crepe paper, can conform to curved and irregular surfaces. The tape hand tears for tool-free application.

A masking tape should specify what surfaces it will stick to and the interval over which it will remove cleanly. A very thin or poorly manufactured tape may demonstrate splintering or shredding, either coming off the roll or when being removed after use. Some masking tapes have the tensile strength for light commercial and industrial applications, including bundling, labeling, sealing, temporary repairs, lane marking, splicing, and surface protection. From wide to narrow, single rolls to bulk, there are many options to choose from when ordering masking tape. The classic crepe paper masking tape is a light tan color, but masking tapes from 3M come in a variety of colors and formulations to meet general and specific applications. From wide to narrow, single rolls to bulk, there are many options to choose from when ordering masking tape. A roll of masking tape is a basic toolbox or supply room item in construction, warehousing, military, marine, shipping, automotive aftermarket, general manufacturing and retail industries.

 

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