• Description for 3M 231

    A premium high performance crepe paper masking tape designed to perform well in most industrial painting situations, including the use of bake cycles. This smooth to the touch masking tape, embodies all the features that are desirable of a paint masking tape and designed specifically for the professional painter.

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    Application Type Adhesive, Masking
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Steel
    Industry Painting on automobiles, Painting on boats, Painting on trucks, Painting on aircraft
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Rubber
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Tan
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: solvent resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Up to 300 (F)
    Key Specifications CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-883B
  • Technical Data for 3M 231

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Marine - Painting on boats
      • Trucks - Painting on trucks
      • Automotive - Painting on automobiles
      • Aerospace - Painting on aircraft
      • Industrial - Industrial equipment, Industrial foams for rotary
      • Other - Painting of fabricated parts
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Rubber
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Tan
    • Key Specifications
      • CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-883B
    Specifications
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 38 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 28 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Up to 300 (F)
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance moisture resistant
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 10 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: Store under normal conditions of 70°F (21°C) and 50% R.H. in the original carton.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 70
    Shelf Life Type From date of shipment
    Shelf Life (mon) 12
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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
28 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
38 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
10 % D-3759 (at Break)
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