Masking is a very important part of the car bodywork repair process. This process is more difficult on certain parts of the vehicle such as the bonnet, doors, and the boot, especially if they have rubber seals.
The front wing with rubber seals is one of the most difficult areas to mask using the traditional method. However, it is easier to mask this area with the patented Chicane tape. Just follow the application process shown below.
Steps to be followed prior to masking your vehicle using Chicane
Make sure the surface you need to work on is clean and dry, before you apply Chicane tape. Measure the area to be masked and tear off the amount of tape you need using the pre-cut lines that are marked every 20 centimetres. If you need shorter pieces, cut the tape with a Stanley knife.
How to mask the front wing with rubber seals using Chicane
Now you can start to apply Chicane. On this part of the vehicle, first peel the protective strip off the narrow part of the tape, and stick it onto the underside of the bonnet, making sure that the reinforced section sits on the edge. This will enable you to seal the interior and will ensure that the paint that gets inside does not stick, preventing any type of cut-off lines, and therefore improving the end result.
When you get to the wing, the way to apply Chicane varies slightly as the narrow part of the tape has to be removed. Only the reinforced section and the wide part of the tape are required. Once you have torn off the narrow part, peel the protective strip off the wide part of the tape, insert the reinforced section in the wing, pull the tape and stick it down on the outside. Repeat the process until the entire area has been masked.
The application process is different for the door. First, open the door, then peel the protective strip off the narrow part of the tape, and stick it down inside the door. Make sure the centrally reinforced section sits on the edge of the door frame so that the inside of the vehicle is perfectly sealed, ensuring an excellent finish. Finally, close the door.
To mask the next part, tear off the narrow part of the tape. You will only need the reinforced section and the wide part for this area. Peel the protective strip off the wide part of the tape, insert the reinforced section and stick the tape down.
Open the door again, measure the surface to be masked and tear off the amount of tape you need, using the pre-cut lines. Peel the protective strip off the narrow part and stick it down on the inside. Make sure the centrally reinforced section sits on the edge of the door frame, repeat the process until the entire area has been masked, and close the door.
If there are any rubber seals in this area, the masking process using Chicane is as follows. First, tear off the wide part of the tape and insert the reinforced section using a spatula. Then, use plastic sheeting to cover the rest of the vehicle.
Chicane masking tape has three advantages that make it revolutionary:
- It saves time, reducing masking time by up to half.
- It saves materials, because sealing the vehicle means you do not need plastic to protect the inside.
- Excellent finish, preventing paint from getting inside the vehicle and blending cut-off lines to make them invisible.
With MIARCO’s Chicane tape, masking is quicker, more precise and more efficient. Join the revolution!
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