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FrogTape Shape Tape Painters Tape [Discontinued]
FrogTape Shape Tape Painters Tape comes in three pre-cut repeating patterns (Chevron, Scallop and Wave) used to create sharp paint designs on walls, furniture and other surfaces. Can use to create horizontal, vertical or diagonal designs. Can also align the tape and create sections with various widths or shift tape alignment and create unique effects. Shape Tape™ is treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed. Made in the U.S.
FrogTape Shape Tape Painters Tape
- Carrier/Backing: crepe paper
- Core: 3" diameter
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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Marian O. Jan 22, 2019
QUESTION: I am painting the back of an aluminum boat. It has some circular water drain holes to paint and is a two toned gray on bottom of boat and half way up it is red with a straight edge across the back of the boat. It will be spray painted with boat paint. Can you provide any techniques on what type of Frog tape to use? i will need to protect some of the boat from excess spray with paper coverup.
ANSWER: We asked FrogTape and they suggested to use the green Multi-Surface FrogTape but it’s also important to remember that FrogTape reacts with the water in latex paints to activate the super absorbent polymer on the edge. For best results use a damp cloth and wipe along the edge of the tape to activate the paint block just prior to painting. By preactivating the tape, the edge should then be sealed when they paint.
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