Proprietary rubber-based formula helps tape stick and stay, minimizing lifting or edge curl
Flexible crepe-paper backing enables yellow tape to fit contours and curves, offering great usability
Waterborne and solvent paint compatible
Can resist temperatures up to 250ºF (121ºC) for up to 30 minutes
Leaves a sharp, clean paint line with less paint or clear-coat build up
Withstands outdoor exposure, solvents and moisture
3M™ Automotive Refinish Masking Tape 388N is a yellow crepe-paper tape designed specifically for the critical paint masking processes used in the collision repair industry. It features a rubber-based adhesive and flexible crepe-paper construction for excellent conformability and adhesion. Yellow tape resists moisture, solvents and outdoor exposure. It leaves clean paint lines without buildup.
Conformable for Efficient Application
The crepe-paper backing on 3M™ Automotive Refinish Masking Tape 388N offers good conformability, so you can stretch and manipulate the tape to fit curves and contours without tearing. The thin and flexible backing heightens the ability of the tape to conform and produce sharp, clean paint lines.
Moisture-Resistant Tape Sticks and Stays
The proprietary rubber-based adhesive delivers instant adhesion to a variety of automotive substrates including moldings, plastic, glass, metal, rubber and painted surfaces. Designed to withstand outdoor exposure, this tape is specially-treated for solvent and moisture resistance which minimizes bleed through. Given its ability to stick right away, 388N allows for fast and efficient application.
3M Automotive Refinish Masking Tape 388N is the result of a revolutionary manufacturing process, eliminating the use of solvents. 3M is recognized worldwide for its success in sustainable practices. This is a part of the continual investment in premier technologies to meet the needs of future generations.
Clean, Fast Removal without Adhesive Residue
We engineer 3M™ Automotive Refinish Masking Tape to meet today's paint technicians’ requirements for masking before painting. This tape can resist temperatures up to 250ºF (121ºC) for up to 30 minutes. Once you’re done painting, the tape removes cleanly and easily, in one piece – leaving behind no adhesive residue. 3M™ Automotive Refinish Masking Tape helps create smooth and precise paint jobs.
Professional collision repair
Paint masking on cars, trucks and other speciality vehicles.