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3M Scotchlite Reflective Striping Tape
Please note 3M has decided to discontinue the manufacture, sale and inventory of all 3M™ Scotchcal™ High Performance Striping Tapes by October, 31st 2020. Once our current inventory runs out we will not be able to reorder more unfortunately. Thank you.
3M Scotchlite Reflective Striping Tape is a reflective film which is intended to provide light reflective properties in darkness. Safety and nighttime visibility may be improved with the 3M Scotchlite Reflective Series Film 680 product. Primary uses include commercial vehicles, cars, automobiles, boats, railroad and bus graphics; sign graphics; and striping (great for motorcycle helmets). The black film, which reflects whitish/tan at night when hit by light, has a typical coefficient of retroreflection of 30. Meets NFPA requirements. Please note 3M uses the same Scotchcal retail packaging for all their striping tapes (whether they are reflective or not); however this tape is Scotchlite reflective striping tape and the correct product numbers listed below will be on the retail packaging
confirm 3M Scotchlite Reflective Film Series 680 Pattern No. 799-__ product numbers here
- 79902 - 1/4 inch wide black
- 79905 - 1/4 inch wide blue
- 79903 - 1/4 inch wide gold
- 79907 - 1/4 inch wide orange
- 79904 - 1/4 inch wide red
- 79901 - 1/4 inch wide white (silver)
- 79908 - 1/4 inch wide yellow
- 79922 - 1/2 inch wide black
- 79921 - 1/2 inch wide white (silver)
- 79942 - 1 inch wide black
- 79941 - 1 inch wide white (silver)
Coefficient of Retroreflection (candelas/lux/square meters)
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Made in the U.S.
3M Scotchlite Reflective Striping Tape
- Carrier/Backing: enclosed lens, retroreflective vinyl film
- Adhesive: acrylic How are adhesives different?
- Release Liner: polyethylene-coated paper
- Thickness: 7 mils (carrier, adhesive) What is mil thickness?
- Service/Operating Temperature: -30°F to 200°F
- Application Temperature: 50°F to 100°F
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).
Question & Answers
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David Aug 04, 2018
QUESTION: Can I special order 3M Scotch Scotchlite Reflective Striping Tape in 1/16" width?
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils