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Application 9: How to apply Chicane on the vehicle roof


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 vehicle roof is one of the most difficult areas to mask, given its size. However, Chicane makes the task easier, as shown below.

How to get the area ready for masking with Chicane

Before applying the tape, open the boot 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 for any part of the vehicle, cut the tape into smaller pieces with a Stanley knife.

Using Chicane to mask the roof

To apply Chicane on the roof, first peel the protective strip off the narrow part of the tape, and stick the tape down on the inside. Repeat the process until the entire area has been masked. Then close the boot, peel the protective strip off the wide part of the tape, and stick it down on the outside.

When you get to the front area of the roof, the way to apply Chicane varies slightly as the narrow part of the tape has to be removed. Only the wide part of the tape and the reinforced section are required. Next, insert the reinforced section, slide the tape along the area to be masked and stick the wide part of the tape down on the outside. Make sure that the reinforced section sits on the edge to obtain excellent results. 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.
  • Excellent finish, blending cut-off lines to make them invisible, and masking the rubber seals perfectly.

With MIARCO’s Chicane tape, masking is quicker, more precise and more efficient. Join the revolution!

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