tesa® 51108

High-temperature PET masking film for automotive paint jobs

Product description

tesa® 51108 combines a polyester backing and a thermosetting adhesive to achieve the optimal performance for high-quality automotive paint jobs. The temperature resistance of up to 150°C(302°F)/1h and the high tensile strength provide an ideal usage for two-tone painting on car bodies at the automotive OEM or on bumpers at OES, especially if long straight lines are required. Due to the low thickness of 54 µm/2.1 mils, the tape creates extra sharp paint lines.

Standardized and customized applicators for tesa® 51108 are available to ensure efficient tape application.

Main features:
  • Thin PET film for straight and thin paint lines
  • High tensile strength for easy demasking without the tape tearing
  • Residue-free removal up to 150°C(302°F)/1h

Application Fields

tesa® 51108 is suitable for various types of masking applications.

Example applications are:
  • Two-tone painting at temperatures up to 150°C(302°F)/1h
  • Masking of straight lines on car bodies or bumpers

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 2.13 mils
54 µm
Backing material PET film

Properties / Performance Values

Elongation at break 120 %
Flame retardance very good
Tensile strength 26.84 lbs/in
47 N/cm
Suitable for die cutting Yes
Temperature resistance 302 °F
150 °C
Easy to remove Yes

Adhesion to Values

Adhesion to steel 30.15 oz/in
3.3 N/cm

Additional Info

To prevent adhesive picking at the edges, which can lead to problems in the paint process, the material has to be stored in original packaging and in a clean and particle free environment.
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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