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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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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