Double-sided car molding tape – 3M RP45 VHB


Long time durable and high strength viscoelastic double-sided tape that is suitable for bonding car side moldings and details. 3M VHB RP45 can bond different types of surfaces:

  • glass
  • metals
  • most plastics
  • composites
  • painted wood
  • painted surfaces


3М VHB RP45 - the perfect car molding tape

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3M RP45 VHB is a gray double-sided tape (1.1 mm thickness) with conformable acrylic foam core that has high flexibility and durability. It is perfect for bonding dissimilar materials with good performance in a variety of applications. The car molding tape consists of a durable multi-purpose acrylic adhesive with viscoelastic properties so it provides an extraordinarily strong of the bonded materials.

3M VHB RP45 Tape is UV resistant as well as chemically, temperature and vibration stable. 3M car molding tape is a versatile tape that can be used indoors or outdoors in a variety of applications. It adheres to a broad range of materials as plastics, stainless and galvanized steel, composites, acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS, aluminium, painted wood.

Bonds all these materials

  • glass
  • metal
  • many plastics, acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS
  • composites
  • painted or sealed Схринк wood
  • painted surfaces

Applications of car molding tape 3M VHB RP45

  • car tuning
  • digital signs on highways
  • refridgerators
  • ships electronics
  • windows (windows frames)
  • illuminated signs

Advantages of double-sided tape 3М VHB RP45

  • High strength bond
  • Shrink and expand stability
  • Shock resistance
  • Long-term durability
  • Waterproofing
  • Distribution of pressure over the entire length of the bonding
  • Compatibility with dissimilar materials
  • Flexibility of adhesive bond
  • Aesthetics – non-visible bond

How to apply 3M car molding tape?

Recommended by

Clean up the surfaces with 50:50 mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol for maximum bond strength. Ideal tape application is accomplished when temperature is between 21°C and 38°C. Initial tape application to surfaces at temperatures below 10°C is not recommended.

Additional information

Weight0.030 kg
Dimensions9 x 15 x 3 cm
Roll width

12 mm

Roll length

1,5 m

Tape thickness

1,1 mm

Tape color


Tape adhesive


Release liner


Tape carrier

Firm Acrylic Foam

Temperture range

from -40°C to +93°C

Materials to apply

Acryl, PVC, Polycarbonate, Glass, Ceramic, Stones, Metal Painted, Metal Unpainted, Wood

3M Product family

3M VHB Tapes




Double coated tapes

Assembly solutions

Mounting and trim attachment, Panel to frame


3M VHB RP45 side moldings tape, pdf datasheet
Technical Bulletin VHB Double-Sided Tapes
Technical Bulletin
3M VHB Tape Family Bulletin
Tape Family Bulletin


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