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#1 James2


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:27 PM

​I have heard of a technique used when foiling. Scribe along the trim before painting, it allows a cleaner line to follow.

​Have you ever heard of this? Is there a tutorial? Pictures? 


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#2 Foxer


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

This is standard procedure for me. It's just to give your knife a deeper groove to follow. You just run a panel scriber along the edge of the trim you are going to foil. There are many types of panel scribers available, of which I have 3 or 4. My favorite is a dental scraper which Micro Mark sells. I like it because it seems to follow curves and corners better, probably just works with MY brain better. :)

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

I have never herd of this but going to give it a try sometime. Makes sense..

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:12 PM

Sounds dangerous.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:04 AM

I have heard of doing that, but have never given it a try, but I will!!  :D 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:03 AM

Too late for a corvette just out if the paint shop but i will try this on my next kit.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:00 AM

I've been doing it for a couple of years or longer now and it works great! Make sure there is plenty of material to work with beforehand. Some bodies are very thin around those areas. Especially kits with a recess for the glass. I use a razor saw and a new #11 Xacto blade to scribe with.