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#1 majel

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

Here is something I finally figured out this weekend after failed attempts at masking windshields on models that don't come with pre-cut masking film. I imagine others already do this, I'm just a little slow on the up-take!. I use tamiya masking tape to tape off the windshield which makes it difficult to see the "relief" area that is to be painted black. So I trace around the "relief" area with a mechanical pencil before covering the window with the masking tape. the pencil mark is visible through the tape and gives me a good outline to cut the tape out. Simple to do, and like I said its probably been done millions of times but hopefully this helps someone else.

#2 Harry P.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

Nice tip! Simple, easy, effective. That's what it's all about! B)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

Nice tip! Simple, easy, effective. That's what it's all about! B)


And here I thought the Hokey Pokey was what is was all about Harry! :D :D :D

Great tip, gonna have to try it next time!