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Application 6: how to mask the front wing with Chicane


MIARCO’s Chicane tape has revolutionised the traditional vehicle masking process, even on the parts of the vehicle which are complicated to mask, such as the bonnet, doors, and the boot, especially if they have rubber seals.

Like the rear wing, the front wing is one of the most difficult areas to mask using the traditional method. However, with Chicane, masking this area before respraying is faster and easier.

How to get the vehicle ready for masking with Chicane

Before you apply Chicane masking tape, make sure that the contact surfaces are clean and dry.

Then, when you have done this, measure the part 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 apply Chicane on the front wing

The first step to applying Chicane on the front wing is to peel the protective strip off the narrow part of the tape. This part is easy to identify because it has the MIARCO and Chicane logos printed on it. When you have peeled off the protective strip, stick the narrow part onto the underside of the bonnet, making sure that the reinforced section sits on the edge. This is very important to seal the interior, and to ensure that the paint that gets inside does not stick, preventing any type of cut-off lines, and improving the end result.

When you get to the wing, the way to apply Chicane varies slightly, though it is still easy. In this case, tear off the narrow part of the tape and use the wide part and the centrally reinforced section. When you have done this, insert the reinforced section and slide the tape along the wing. Once the tape is in position, peel the protective strip off the wide part of the tape, stick it down, and finish masking the rest of the area.

When you reach the door, open it, peel the protective strip off the narrow part of the tape, 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.

You can now finish covering the vehicle with the plastic sheeting, then peel the protective strip off the wide part of the tape, and stick it down on the outside.

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.

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