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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JTAPE freebies head for Hawick

Michael Smith from MFS Design in Hawick was the big winner in the recent JTAPE sponsored competition on the @repairandrefinish Facebook page. He picked up a package of JTAPE products worth £300, including foam masking tape and our latest innovations including parking sensor masking discs and clear logo tape. In fact he must now be running the best equipped body …

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Take a look at the most expensive custom car of all time

At JTAPE we’re proud of our part in some of the world’s most amazing customisation projects. Proof that fabulous results are possible using just paints, parts, creativity and top quality automotive masking tape products. But just imagine what could be achieved if you had all the design and engineering resources of a major luxury car company to call on. Not …

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Love it or Hate it, there’s a new F1 logo

As the 2017 Formula One season roared to the finishing line, the FIA launched a new look for the world’s most popular motor sport. The words ‘new logo’ don’t usually get pulses racing, but this one’s causing quite a stir. Not surprising when you realise that the season’s 20 grands prix had a global TV audience of 500 million wannabe …

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What’s your favourite custom car from the movies?

Every petrolhead has their own list of great motors from the movies, and we’d love to see yours. Here are some runners and riders, just to get your engines started. Back to the future Yes the Delorean DMC-12 looked fabulous. And yes it had its faults as well. In fact the company went bust three years before Marty McFly and …

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Why slowing car sales could be good news

New care sales in the UK fell by 12.2% in October 2017, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. In fact sales are on course for the first annual decline since 2011, and the SMMT forecasts that the decline will continue into 2018 before levelling out in 2019. Reasons for this trend can …

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Nick Jevons Moves to the Other Side

JTAPE are pleased to announce that they have strengthened their external technical sales team by adding Nick Jevons to the team full time. Nick will cover major areas of the North of England and will provide support and technical advice to distribution and body shops alike in his area. Nick has been with the business six years now and has …

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See you at SEMA

As the European leg of the automotive exhibitions draws to a close JTAPE’s focus will move state side for the SEMA show. The SEMA Show is the world’s largest automotive trade event. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place. From 1-4 November JTAPE will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We expect our stand …

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It was all about Autonomous at Automechanika

With Automechanika 2016 focusing on technology JTAPE could see first hand how Autonomous vehicles will change the automotive industry. It’s been well documented that most manufacturers will move towards this driverless future in three stages: Feet-off (intelligent cruise control) Hands-off (think of Tesla’s Autopilot) Brain-off stages While stage 1 and stage 2 are essentially on the market. Stage 3 is …

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Is Apple about to takeover McLaren

Shortly after Automechanika 2016 closed its doors the news became flooded with reports that Apple is poised to takeover McLaren. From the rumours swirling through the halls at the show, Apple was in the process of scaling back its autonomous car project (codename Project Titan) to refocus on software delivery. Read more here. However, in contrast with those reports we …

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