High temperature resistant masking devices with tabs

  • US 6,656,558 B1
  • Filed: 08/12/1999
  • Issued: 12/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device for masking a surface including an upwardly-extending tab for gripping the masking device, comprising:

  • a two-piece masking-device substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, said masking-device substrate comprising;

    a first discrete substrate element having a fold line defining a base portion surface; and

    a first upwardly-extending side member portion including a first surface;

    a second discrete substrate element having a fold line defining a base portion and a second upwardly extending side member portion including a second surface, said side member portions being configured and arranged such that the side member portion first and second surfaces abut one another; and

    an adhesive on the abutting side member portion first and second surfaces, said adhesive joining the first and second discrete substrate elements such that the side member portions form the gripable tab extending upwardly from the masking-device substrate top surface; and

    an adhesive on the masking-device substrate bottom surface, said adhesive selected such that the masking-device substrate is removable from a surface to which the masking device is attached.

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