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What is 3m Knifeless tape?

Last Updated: 15th April, 2020

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Ultra-fine, ultra-sharp filament cuts reflective, metallic, chrome, dry-erase, 3M™ DI-NOC™ films, overlaminates, paint protection film*, plus many other vinyl and non-vinyl films. *3M recommends test and approve with a cover tape when using Precision Line Knifeless Tape while cutting paint protection film.

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In this way, what is Knifeless tape?

Knifeless tape is a tape that can be used to cut vinyl film without using a knife. When vinyl is placed over the top of the knifeless tape on the surface of the vehicle the filament is easily pulled through the vinyl creating a crisp clean cut with no risk to the surface of your vehicle.

Secondly, can you overlap car wrap? Some installers will overlap sheets of vinyl and cut a seam with a knife. Others will overlap a seam with the edge facing away from the line of sight of the car. After the vinyl sheet has adhered to the car body over the thread, the thread is sharp enough that it can be pulled through the vinyl, cutting it precisely.

Additionally, how do you use cutting tape?

Apply WrapCut to the surface with the filament (tape edge) positioned on the desired trim line. Leave about 4 inches of tape exposed beyond the edge of the film so that the cutting filament can be located. Press both the film and tape down firmly to the surface.

What tools do you need for vinyl wrapping?

Right Tool, Right Job: Every job requires the right tools. You will need: heat gun, squeegee, cutting blade, cutting tape, cleaning solution, measuring tape, gloves and infrared thermometer.

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