SILICONE STAR TUBE
Silicone Star Tube
High temperature Silicone 315ºC
See the material data sheet
The dimensional tolerance of the silicone Star Tube is according the RMA A3
Powder Coating, Wet Coating, E-Coating, Plating, Anodizing.
Silicone Star tubes are used for many different things. They are always used to cover profiles, bolts and
tubes. It is used for masking-off for surface treatments as well as to protect against hitting during
transport. The Star shape give to this sort of tube an extra flexibility that makes it usable for different
diameters. The Star Tubes makes the fitting easier thanks to the star shape it has that reduce the contact
points and consequently the friction between the tube and the part to be masked.
RECOMMENDATIONS of USE:
The Star Tube has two usable diameters thanks to the star design it has. The tube or profile diameter to
be masked has to be between the bigger and the smaller inside Star Tube diameters (“U” and “I”)
For a painting process use, the tube has to be fitted in a stud, then the inside tube diameter should be a
little smaller (around 0.1mm to 0.3 mm) than the stud´s diameter to ensure it fits tight enough. The tube
can be cut down at the length you need in each situation. For a protecting use, it is not necessary that the
Tube fits so tight and it is just necessary to choose a dimension a little bigger than the bar or tube to be
protected. The tube can be cut down at the length you need in each situation. It is recommended to use a
special tube cutter to cut the tubes down accurately, quickly and safety.