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#1 Chrisc

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 07:14 PM

Can anyone advise on a superlative masking tape please? I've tried most of the selection available at Bumblings and they are all not so flash if you want a perfect result. I'm talking about a paint to varnish line that will stand very close inspection, millimetre by millimetre. Most tapes are not bad but will give a tiny bit of under cutting that then needs to be cleaned up with a craft knife and with a magnifier fitted on your specs.
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Posted 19 October 2019 - 08:30 PM

Have you tried insulation tape?
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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:10 AM

Bear blue  plastic, pull straight away.

Test first with your paints.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:30 AM

Green or blue and to reduce the stickiness(depending on length) pull across your pants first,still sticks but not as severe.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:53 AM

Thank you. I will the suggestions on a test piece first. One of the difficulties is the paint/varnish I'm doing is that they are a one-shot deal. Mess it up and it's very difficult to correct.
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Posted 20 October 2019 - 01:04 PM

Use 3M only, there are several types that may suit, the purple low tack I like but there are several fineline pvc types but they are very fiddly. Double taping helps give a good edge too. 


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 06:05 PM

Use 3M only, there are several types that may suit, the purple low tack I like but there are several fineline pvc types but they are very fiddly. Double taping helps give a good edge too.

I like the sound of the fineline pvc type. I'm only trying to mask off paint to varnish lines a few centimetres long so the fiddly aspect shouldn't present a problem.
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Posted 24 October 2019 - 03:34 PM

Go to an automotive refinishing place and get the yellow tape (Japanese i think) it has a very low profile  and is great for masking where you dont want to see a thick line where the paint types change.

Perfect match paints used to stock it.

Have you tried Wairau paints?

Not sure where you would get it outside of Auckland sorry


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 05:27 PM

Verge is spot on. You need an Automotive Refinishers Tape. The normal masking tapes from Bunnings etc are for house paints. Automotive/ Marine finishing coatings are thin and need special tapes with sharp edges and ultra thin in thickness.
Try these guys.
http://tapespec.co.n...ng Systems.html


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for the good advice - one can always rely on you chaps to come up with answers.
So what I'm trying to achieve is a razor Sharp line between the black paint replicating the canopy and the varnish on the rest of the aircraft. Both are sprayed finishes.Attached File  20191022_214410.jpg   337.22KB   15 downloads
I thought I might manage to sell a couple of these models - I didn't count on an order of 50 so I need to get my production and finishes sorted.
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