tesa® 4174

Fineline tape for design painting in the automotive industry

  • Excellent masking performance on painted and non-painted substrates
  • No ghosting or residues until 150°C/302 °F (1h)
  • Good conformability with multidimensional surfaces
  • Edge does not lift off and residue-free removal

Product description

tesa® 4174 is a flexible, temperature resistant PVC fineline masking tape with a rubber adhesive for a wide range of automotive design painting requirements. The 110 µm/4.33 mils thickness helps to implement good and sharp paint edges and still offers good conformability.

Application Fields

tesa® 4174 is suitable for various types of masking applications.

Example applications are:
  • Masking of painted and non-painted substrates (e.g. automotive plastic parts) that require sharp and flat paint edges
  • Two-tone car body masking

To ensure the highest performance possible, our aim is to fully understand your application (including the substrates involved) in order to provide the right product recommendation.

Product Construction

Type of adhesive natural rubber
Total thickness 4.33 mils
110 µm
Backing material PVC film

Properties / Performance Values

Elongation at break 200 %
Flame retardance very good
Tensile strength 14.28 lbs/in
25 N/cm
Hand tearability very good
Suitable for die cutting Yes
Temperature resistance 302 °F
150 °C
Easy to remove Yes

Adhesion to Values

Adhesion to steel 33.8 oz/in
3.7 N/cm

Additional Info

tesa® 4174 in small width (<10mm): adhesion to steel = 2,4N/cm 21.9 oz/in
tesa® 4174 is also available for converting and die-cutting with a paper liner 4174 PV4: adhesion to steel = 4.4N/cm, peel off force from liner = 14 cN/cm 1.3 oz/in
Also available as customized die cuts upon request as tesa® 54174
tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.

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