This specification describes flat-backed paper tapes, films. and
single coated foam tapes used to provide shipping protection for
materials to prevent damage to their finish. The tapes must not
have effect on the surface to which they are applied. They must not
cause any surface etching, softening of the finish. finish
discontinuities. latent staining or other objectionable effects
when they arc removed. They must be easily removed without
themselves tearing or removing the finish from the item being
This specification does not cover paint protection transit films
applied to a vehicle's horizontal surfaces. Refer to 9984168 for
film transit comings.
Tapes covered by this specification are coated with a removable
pressure sensitive adhesive. The adhesive system must be pressure
sensitive over the range of -20'C to 95'C. The tape must not show
any mass transfer upon removal.
Tapes specified here are of 4 basic types (Type I. Type H. Type
111, and Type IV), with 2 grades (A and B) for each.
Type I. This is a flat-backed paper tape used for sur-face
protection where transparency is not requited.
Grade A. This grade uses a latex based adhesive and it should
not be used to protect surfaces to be cut or drilled. In addition
to metal surfaces, this grade should be used on plastic and paint
finishes when greaser surface compatibility may be requited.
Nevertheless, each application should be proven on an individual
Grade B. This grade uses a solvent based adhesive and is used on
polished metal finishes where cutting, drilling, and processing is
involved since it will not string out or ball up on cutting
Type II. This is a transparent plastic film tape used where
it is necessity to inspect the item being protected and where a
non-aggressive adhesive compatible with plastic and paint finishes
is required. The film must protect the part during shipping and
handling. The film and adhesive must not be affected by heat or
ultraviolet light such that the film team or slivers during
removal. adhesive mass transfer results, the fin-ish being
protected is removed, or otherwise effected, or staining results.
Opaque plastic films, and various film colon can also be used. The
film color will be specified on the engi-neering drawing.
Grade A. This grade is used for the protection of molded or
extruded interior plastic pans and is to be removed by the dealer
at the time of delivery. It is to be used for pro-tecting pans
during shipping from the molder to the assembly plant and
consequently to the delivering dealer. Approval of tapes for this
grade must be done on each specific substrate on which the material
intended is to be used.
Grade B. This grade is used on the exterior to pro-tem paint and
plastic during shipping from the assembly plant to the dealer, to
be removed at time of delivery. It is intended to be used in
conjunction with the door protector assembly. This grade must be
compatible with all of the present exterior body topcoat
Type III. This type is similar to Type II Grade B except with
the addition of a scratchrmutilaticm test require-ment. Films
approved to this type provide additional scratch, mutilation
resistance versus Type II.
Grade A. A mannal is for in-plain use only, and is removed
before the vehicle leaves the plant.
Grade B Material remains with the vehicle during shipping, and
is removed by the dealer.
Type IV. This is a single coated foam tape used to protect door
edges from scratches and dents.
Grade A material remains with the vehicle during shipping, and
is removed by the dealer.
Grade B material is for in-plant use only, and is removed before
the vehicle leaves the plant.