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Old 06-10-2012, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: painting of a au tank

Originally Posted by thegnu View Post
or you can also use 3m's blue masking an pinstriping tape available in sizes from 1/8 to 1/2 inch , I never thought about using electrical tape Tom , that could come in handy in a pinch .Thanks (ya learn something new every day !)
Yeah Gary,
I've been using it since way back in the R/C airplane days. I've tried all of the masking tapes but I've never found anything that works as well. I really like it when you have sharp bends such as masking flames and very thin lines or points. Another old trick for those who don't know it is to use a #400 sandpaper in small pieces to sand off the ridge left by any masking tape after you take the tape off. Of course the paint has to be dry before sanding. Just run the paper down the ridge. I always wet sand the color coats before clearing and that helps knock off the ridge but giving them a little extra attention prior to color sanding keeps things smooth.

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