American Tapes: The Caliber You Need & Expect

A History of Performance. For more than 50 years, the American® name has been recognized by customers in the automotive aftermarket for being a driving force in the design and delivery of innovative and high quality tape products that address the unique needs of this market. And, we have the distinct advantage of leveraging the extensive knowledge, technical expertise and full bundle of products available from IPG®. The result is a comprehensive solution for the applications found in the automotive aftermarket.

Masking Solutions


PG takes the checkered flag for overall performance! American® brand PG is a high quality masking tape with good quick stick and holding properties. Designed for paint masking that requires clean and easy removal from a variety of hot or cold surfaces. The state-of-the art performance features make it a premium tape for automotive refinishing applications.

SKU: PG – Fine crepe paper Natural rubber / resin, 7.3 (0.19mm) mils


  • Fine crepe paper backing sets the standard, ensuring overall sharp paint lines
  • High temperature resistance; UV resistant up to three days
  • Clean removal; stain and transfer resistant
  • Smooth to touch – easy to work with


Synonymous with outstanding masking performance! American® brand Orange Mask® (OM) is a high performance masking tape developed to provide superior adhesion, UV resistance and high conformability. OM unwinds and applies smoothly and removes cleanly to deliver clean crisp paint lines. The superior solution for all automotive refinishers.

SKU: OM – Fine crepe paper Natural rubber / resin, 7.1 (0.18mm) mils


  • Sharp color separation on curves or straight lines; resists bleed through
  • Exceptional cornering; clean removal
  • Smooth to touch – easy to work with
  • Excellent adhesion to backing when layered
  • High temperature resistance
  • Holds masking paper or films
  • Conformable with controlled unwind


High conformability and clean removal American® brand AM is a cost-effective solution designed to perform in many automotive refinishing applications. The rubber-based adhesive provides secure adhesion to both painted and bare metals and plastics, yet removes cleanly without adhesive residue, paint “flaking” from backside or surface staining.

SKU: AM – Crepe paper Natural rubber / resin, 6.6 (0.17mm) mils


  • Better bonding to itself for improved painting process performance
  • Enhanced vibrant aqua color
  • Consistent, smooth unwind
  • UV resistant up to 3 days
  • Resists paint flaking and wet sanding
  • Works with both solvent and waterborne paints
  • Clean removal


Created with the refinishing painter in mind! American® brand GT was specifically formulated to provide a secure bond to a multitude of surfaces while preventing lift or overspray while painting. The flexible green backing ensures conformable performance around any surface with ease.

SKU: GT Crepe paper Natural / synthetic rubber, 5.8 (0.147mm) mils


  • Flexible backing for excellent conformability and ease of application
  • Specialized adhesive platform that ensures clean, one-piece, removal
  • Excellent wet sanding properties
  • Low profile light green backing for superior visibility of masked areas
  • Heightened bonding to backing for increased shingling performance

Interested in trying American Tapes? Contact Your Local Jobber for Pricing & Availability


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