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Application 10: how to mask the fuel tank using Chicane


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.

Another area in which using Chicane improves on the traditional masking process is the fuel tank. The application process for this area is shown below.

How to get the area ready for masking with Chicane

The first thing you need to do before applying Chicane is to make sure the area is clean and dry. Then, tear off the amount of tape you need using the pre-cut lines that are marked every 20 centimetres.

Using Chicane to mask the fuel tank

First, you need to tear off the narrow part of the tape. In this area, you will only need the wide part and the centrally reinforced section of the tape. If you need shorter pieces of tape, cut the tape with a Stanley knife.

Once you have done this, peel the protective strip off the wide part of the tape, insert the reinforced section between the rubber seal and the bodywork, and stick the tape down.

Repeat this process until the entire area has been masked.

Chicane masking tape has three advantages that make it revolutionary:

  • It saves time, masking the rubber seals of the fuel tank entirely so you won’t have to spend time cleaning paint off them.
  • Excellent finish, 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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