Product information

tesa ® 4174

Fineline tape for design painting in the automotive industry

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 thickness helps to implement good and sharp paint edges and still offers good conformability.

With a temperature resistance of 150°C/1h, tesa ® 4174 withstands most masking applications in the automotive paint shop.

Standardized and customized applicators for tesa ® 4174 are available to ensure efficient tape application and yet reproducible masking design.

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

Main applications

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.

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Technical properties

Backing material

PVC film

Total thickness

110 µm

Type of adhesive

natural rubber

Adhesion to steel

3.7 N/cm

Elongation at break

200 %

Tensile strength

25 N/cm

Temperature resistance

150 °C

Temperature resistance (PP-EPDM)

150 °C

Temperature resistance (paint)

150 °C

Rating properties

Hand tearability


Easy to remove


Suitable for die cutting


Paint anchorage


Sharp colour 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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