Latest & Greatest: August 2002
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3M Painters’ Tape
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca — August 2002
I never could manage to color inside the lines. I saw that the borders were there and respected the thought behind them, but I just couldn’t do it. Call it carelessness, but I fancied myself a rebel--a true artist.
Now that I’m grown up and a boat owner, I’ve learned sometimes you have to color--or paint, for that matter--inside the lines. There are many like me who just can’t paint with surgeon-like precision, therefore 3M is out to keep the drips and mistakes to a minimum with its Scotch Safe-Release Painters’ Masking Tape. It’s designed for marine applications and is safe to use on fiberglass, gelcoat, and other substrate surfaces. The adhesive is gentle on these surfaces but strong, and it can be applied over paint within 24 hours of application. The tape can also remain on for up to 60 days under direct sunlight without damaging or excessively gripping the surface, 3M claims.
The 3M Painters’ Masking Tape is available in 60-yard rolls and can be found at most marine accessory retailers for $4.93.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.