Product information

tesa ® 4185

High-temperature fineline tape for design painting in the automotive industry

Product description

tesa ® 4185 is a thin and flexible, temperature resistant PVC fineline tape with a natural rubber adhesive and is designed for two-tone car body applications during OEM paint shop processes. The 110 µm/4.3 mils thickness helps to give fine and exact color split lines in visible areas, such as the inner side of the car roof frame.

The soft PVC backing of tesa ® 4185 allows the tape to be applied on narrow shapes or curves. With a temperature resistance of 160°C/320°F per 1h, tesa ® 4185 can also perfectly withstand most temperatures in automotive paint shops.

Standardized and customized applicators for tesa ® 4185 are available to ensure efficient tape application.

Main features:
  • High temperature resistance for inline paint shop processes
  • Thin design for visible edge line applications
  • Good conformability with multidimensional surfaces
  • Residue-free removal
  • Applicators available for high application efficiency

Main applications

tesa ® 4185 is suitable for various types of masking applications.

Example applications are:
  • Two-tone painting at high temperatures in automotive paint shops
  • Masking for highly visible edge lines
  • Masking for high oven drying temperatures
  • Masking applications in narrow curves

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.

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Technical properties

Backing material

PVC film

Total thickness

3.93 mils

Type of adhesive

natural rubber

Adhesion to steel

28.32 oz/in

Elongation at break

200 %

Tensile strength

14.27 lbs/in

Temperature resistance

320 °F

Rating properties

Hand tearability


Easy to remove


Suitable for die cutting


Paint anchorage


Sharp color Edge


Powerwash resistance




Flame retardant


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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