Best practices on how to apply and remove reflective tape.
Four steps to apply your reflective tape.
To ensure the durability, strong adhesion, and effectiveness of your reflective tape, it’s important to correctly apply the reflective tape to your vehicle, equipment, or property. The proper application also helps to ensure that your warranty is valid.
For optimum adhesion and durability, 3M reflective tapes should be applied when the temperature is between 50°-100°F (10°-38°C). If the temperature is above 38°C, take care to avoid pre-adhesion. If the temperature is below 10°C, heat the application surface using portable heaters or heat lamps, and store the markings in a hotbox to keep them above 10°C.
Here are the tools you’ll need to apply your reflective tape:
For proper adhesion, clean any surface where you’re applying reflective tape:
To apply the reflective tape:
Three steps to remove reflective tape.
Here are the tools you’ll need to remove your reflective tape:
To remove the reflective marking:
To remove the adhesive:
It may be necessary to repeat steps one through four several times to remove all adhesive. All adhesive residue must be removed before reapplying markings. The substrate must be cleaned with alcohol using one towel to clean and another to wipe away residue before reapplying markings.