The 3M Gripping Material can be bought in 1-inch-by-5-yard rolls, 1-inch-by-72-yard rolls, or 6-inch-by-7-inch sheets.The 3M Gripping Material can be bought in 1-inch-by-5-yard rolls, 1-inch-by-72-yard rolls, When 3M came out with its Gripping Material, it was originally seen as a solution to slippery surfaces like baseball bats, golf clubs, kayak paddles, or tool handles. And truly it works absolutely great on these things. But we saw a different use, covering the top of rocker guards and bumpers with it, so we’d stop slipping off the slippery paint or powdercoat of the bumpers and rocker guards. The 3M grip tape consists of a high-friction surface with a nylon knit backing that provides some stretch in the cross web directions. It uses a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive that sticks to even low-energy surfaces. The rubbery surface is like “thousands of gripping fingers” (3M’s words, not ours). But it really does almost grab back when you try to get grip on the Gripping Material. We applied 1-inch-wide strips of the 3M Gripping Material on top of rocker guards so the powdercoat would stop getting scratched and to increase traction when stepping in and out of the truck.We applied 1-inch-wide strips of the 3M Gripping Material on top of rocker guards so the p It was a simple enough test: We applied the Gripping Material and then stood on the rocker guard. The difference was unbelievable. We even got the rocker guard wet to see if the Gripping Material’s rubbery surface would become slippery, but no such luck; the grip tape stayed grippy.It was a simple enough test: We applied the Gripping Material and then stood on the rocker We decided to put the GM Gripping Material on the rear bumpers of our trucks, as well. There has been more than one or two diggers taken off this shiny bumper, but no more since applying the strip of grip.We decided to put the GM Gripping Material on the rear bumpers of our trucks, as well. The By CC Rogers Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!