• Description for 3M 500

    A specially compounded light green rubber-backed tape with an acrylic adhesive and easy-release liner. This product can be used for masking and surface protection during dry media blast paint removal as well as other blasting applications.

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    Application Type Adhesive, Mask
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Glass, plastic, Steel, Wood
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic, Light green rubber
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Tan
  • Technical Data for 3M 500

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Other Transportation - Protects aircraft skins during PMB paint stripping operations
      • Industrial
      • Sign, Printing and Graphics - Stencil designs for wood and glass signs
      • Other - Masking to protect surfaces, Ideal for protection during plastic media blast (PMB) paint stripping operations.
    • Chemistry
      • Acrylic
      • Other - Light green rubber
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Brown - Tan
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) >39, >120
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 25 (oz./in.), 23 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 10 lbs/in. Test Method
    Elongation (%) 85 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: Store under normal conditions of 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) and 40 to 60% R.H. in the original carton.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 61 to 81
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life (mon) 12
  • Best Practices for 3M 500

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    1. Surface Preparation

      It is recommended that the temperature of the application surface is at least 40°F (4°C) or above. The application surface should be warm, clean and dry.

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General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
25 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
23 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
10 lbs/in. ASTM D-3759, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
85 % ASTM D-3759, at Break