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Fine line masking tapes

Fine line masking tapes, 3M Scotch 4737T, 3M 256, 3M 471.

Additional masking tapes are shown on these pages: General purpose and medium temp. masking tapes , High temp. masking tapes , Weather resistant masking tapes , and Masking paper, masking film .

Tape features

This chart shows the main differences between the masking tapes listed below.

Mfg.
Number
ColorMil
Thickness
Tensile
Strength
Adhesion
oz/in
Temperature
Resistance
Features
3M 218green5.013 lbs/in37 oz/in250°F/30 min.excellent color line separation, solvent-resistant
3M 4737Tblue5.116 lbs/in14 oz/in325°F/60 min.continuous straight paint line, high temp resistance
3M 256green6.720 lbs/in25 oz/in200°F/60 min.outdoor use, adhesive transfer resistance up to 5 days
3M 471blue5.216 lbs/in23 oz/in40°F-170°Foutdoor use, adhesive transfer resistance up to 30 days

Fine line masking tapes

3M Scotch 218 a high performance film tape. Low profile, high adhesion to achieve precise paint lines, and for other masking and holding applications. Moisture and solvent-resistant. 250°F for 30 minute temperature resistance. 5.0 mil thick, 13 lbs/inch tensile strength. 60 yard rolls. Sold by the case.

Item
Number
Roll
Width
Case
Qty.
Roll
Price
6 case
Price
 
C11721/2"72Add to cart | Add to list
C11733/4"48Add to cart | Add to list
C11741"36Add to cart | Add to list

3M Scotch 4737T

blue vinyl paint masking tape for fascia, rocker panels, two-tone and other multiple color applications where critical paint break lines are required. Uniform stretching. 325°F for 60 minute temperature resistance. 5.1 mil thick, 16 lbs/inch tensile strength. 36 yard rolls. Sold by the case.

Item
Number
Roll
Width
Case
Qty.
Roll
Price
6 case
Price
 
C16011/2"72Add to cart | Add to list
C16023/4"48Add to cart | Add to list
C16031"36Add to cart | Add to list

3M 256

green outdoor paint striping paper tape. High immediate adhesion. Treated, flatback tape with smooth, sharp edge. Adhesive transfer resistance is up to five days from application. 200°F for 60 min. temperature resistance. 6.7 mil thick, 20 lbs/inch tensile strength. 60 yard rolls. Sold by the case.

Item
Number
Roll
Width
Case
Qty.
Roll
Price
6 case
Price
 
C16123/4"48Add to cart | Add to list
C16131"36Add to cart | Add to list

3M 471

blue vinyl plastic outdoor masking tape is highly conformable and excellent for detailed boat stripe painting. Adhesive transfer resistance up to 30 days from application. 40°F-170°F temp resistance. Additional colors available. 5.2 mil thick, 16 lbs/inch tensile strength. 36 yard rolls. Sold by the case.

Item
Number
Roll
Width
Case
Qty.
Roll
Price
6 case
Price
 
C16223/4"48Add to cart | Add to list
C16231"36Add to cart | Add to list