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Need Masking Tape for Gold and Silver Plating


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Hi, My name is Gary,

I produce a range of goods for several companies including my own, I am interested in developing my products using a masking tape to protect certain areas from plating, both Silver and 24 carat gold plate.

Can you help me find the best masking tape to use.

Gary J [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- ENGLAND


Platers Tape

March 10, 2011

Hi, Gary.

The tape manufacturers offer a vinyl adhesive tape they call "plater's tape". It's very similar to electricians' black tape except it's a bit heavier (probably so it runs straighter) and it's usually not black; yellow and tan are common colors. 3M, Sequoia, and others offer it to my recollection. Good luck with it.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
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Pine Beach, New Jersey



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