• 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.

    *See Terms of Use Below

    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

    • 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
      • Aircraft - 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
    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
    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
  • Best Practices for 3M 231

    *See Terms of Use Below

  • Comparable Materials for 3M 231

    *See Terms of Use Below

    Spec Engine® Results

Questions about this material?

Get personal assistance with your specific application needs.

Your Profile Edit
  1. 974361b7-f9d7-4289-93ae-1668c5a0ae2c
  2. 974361b7-f9d7-4289-93ae-1668c5a0ae2c

Popular Articles

Electrically Conductive Adhesives

Read Article

Testing the effectiveness of surface treatments

Read Article

Anaerobic Adhesives

Read Article

Infographic: ENSURING A STRONG BOND - 6 Basic Methods of Surface Preparation

Read Article

Sponsored Articles

Unique Advantages of Contact Adhesives

Read Article

Using LOCTITE® 454™ is a Valid Option for Engineers Working with a Wide Variety of Materials

Read Article

Sylgard 184 by DOW is the Top Choice for a Transparent, Silicone Encapsulant. Read Why:

Read Article

Case Study: Creating reliable, corrosion-free bonds with LORD® 406 acrylic adhesive

Read Article
Information provided by Gluespec

Why Register?

  • View Technical Details
  • View Test Methods
  • View Key Specifications
  • View Similar Materials
  • Save your Project Searches

Already registered? Sign in.

Questions? Learn more about Gluespec

Gluespec Poll

Which answer best describes a project you are currently working on?
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
38 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
28 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
10 % D-3759 (at Break)