A Day with Lechler Coatings – Helmet Painting and Detailing

Creating the right look for your motorbike helmet can be just as important as the bike you ride or the gear you wear so the team from JTAPE spent the day with professional helmet sprayers and hobbyists at Lechler Coatings to see them using a range of our products and also advise on better usage during the spraying process. Customisation …

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JTAPE set their sights on Las Vegas

Automotive tape specialists JTAPE to exhibit at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas for the sixth year running North Hall Booth # 11311, October 30 – November 2, 2018 JTAPE, the UK’s leading automotive precision tape manufacturer will be exhibiting at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas from October 30th. JTAPE will be exhibiting a full range of products …

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How to paint a car using Fine Line Masking Tape

When you wish to transform a car with a two-tone or multi-coloured finish, the JTape range of fine line masking tapes is an essential part of the painter’s armoury. It’s all about the edge. That’s why choosing the right fine line masking tape and using it correctly is so important. Wherever two colours meet, a clean, sharp, ultra-defined line is …

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How to Pinstripe a car the easy way

Subtle isn’t a word that’s often associated with the art of customising cars, but pinstriping is different. Pinstriping a car can be a beautiful, elegant and, yes, understated way to add decorative flourishes that enhance the curves and contours of the bodywork. History and mystery The history of pinstriping goes back to the heyday of California hot rod culture from …

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Come and see us at Automechanika, Frankfurt, 2018

11th – 15th september 2018 Hall 11.1, Stand C08 For the eighth year running JTAPE will be exhibiting at Automechanika with our exclusive and innovative range of masking solutions for the motor trade. On the stand you will have chance to see and try some of our latest and most innovative products including: No Edge Plus Tape Flexi No Edge …

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What is Double Sided Mounting Tape?

Double sided tapes are distinguished by having adhesive on both sides. They are primarily used to stick two surfaces together, often mounting a small item onto a wall, vehicle body or similar. Typically, one adhesive side of the tape is fixed to one surface while the detachable release liner is left in place, protecting the adhesive on the second side. …

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What is Cloth Tape?

Similar to traditional gaffer tape and duct tape, cloth tape is a heavy duty protective tape with a laminated or polycoated cloth backing. This type of tape was originally developed for sealing joints in the ducts of heating and air conditioning systems, so cloth tape has the resilience and high adhesion it takes to provide reliable protection when conditions get …

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What is Precision Tape?

Professionals who paint vehicles for a living take immense pride in a beautiful job. Ask any of them about the key to success and the word ‘precision’ won’t be far from their lips. For automotive work fine lines, sharply defined edges and meticulous detail are crucial, whether the aim is a ‘good as new’ respray finish or a spectacular customisation …

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What is Customising Tape?

The art of customising cars, trucks and bikes often involves working with filligree curved lines, elaborate designs and intricate patterns. A great customiser needs to be true artist with a unique set of skills. But they also need to work with the appropriate equipment, and the right fine line masking tape is a key part of a customiser’s tool kit. …

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What is an Alloy Wheel Repair Mask?

Ask anyone who works in automobile paint shops and they’ll tell you that painting alloy wheels is one of their most challenging tasks. And protecting the tyres is the fiddliest aspect of the job. They have to waste valuable time either removing the tyres, or painstakingly taping them up. The industry was crying out for a specialist solution, and JTAPE …

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What is Automotive Paint Control Tape?

Instantly recognisable by its distinctive black and white check pattern, paint control tape is a new type of specialist masking tape. It has been created by JTAPE for automotive painters to use when the priority is precise control of paint thickness and coverage. This exceptional degree of control enables professionals to express their talent and create a stunning finish, while …

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What is Automotive Masking Tape?

Stopping paint going where it shouldn’t go. That’s the job of masking tape. Most people know it because painters, decorators and DIYers use it. But not everyone knows that there are other, highly specialised types of masking tape used by automotive paint shops. Why does automotive masking tape need to be different from the stuff you stick around your window …

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