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#1 flynstyrn

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

What do y'all use to mask off  with NO bleed? I've tried the rubbery liquid mask and hate it. Ever use bare metal foil?



#2 Miatatom

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

Lots of folks here use BMF. I can see the advantages. Being a returnee to the hobby, that's one tip I've got bookmarked and will use on my 61 Impala.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

so it won't lift the paint when it's peeled off?



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

Tamiya masking tape



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

3M super thin. Pricey but very good.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

I use Frog tape from the Sherwin Williams store.  The yellow Frog tape.  It's like Tamiya tape but a hole lot more for your money.  Dan



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

l use Scotch 3M blue painters tape, then spray just enough clear to "seal" the mask from bleed thru. I do lotsa flames & multi colors with no issues.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

Tamiya, and burnish the edge Please!

 

Fine line is fine, I prefer Tamiya for plastic



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Tamiya and Bmf....



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Tamiya tape is the best hands down. The blue masking tape is good also,but not as good as Tamiya.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

BMF?



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Tamiya & BMF.

I do a lot of mask on airplanes with no issues.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Tamiya tape is the best hands down. The blue masking tape is good also,but not as good as Tamiya.


l gotta try it then. l can't imagine getting better results, but it's worth a shot. l'm due for more tape soon anyway !

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

l gotta try it then. l can't imagine getting better results, but it's worth a shot. l'm due for more tape soon anyway !

 

If you get it,spend the extra money and get the dispenser. It keeps the sides of the tape from collecting those fuzzies that will sometimes end up in your paint job. I use the 6mm for the edges and the blue tape for the rest.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

Jacen l buy my Tamiya tape online from ebay. there are no hobby shops in my area. it is the best....



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

I have been using scotch magic tape since it's release with excellent results. I like that I can use the transparency of the tape to see just how well my edges are sealed before paint work.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

It won't as long as you don't burnish it down like it will be permanent. A quick swipe with a thumb or finger attaches BMF well enough to be a mask without damage in removal. I also use 3M masking tape, but alot of folks feel it's too prone to picking up fuzz on it's edges but i've had pretty good success with it.

i'll give it a try - cause i certainly can't get it to look like chrome! i have better luck with photo etch than i do with BMF.

 

thanks



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

The adhesive on blue "long-mask" tape reacted with my polished-out clearcoat (Duplicolor) resulting in a grainy surface which then needed to be re-wetsanded and polished out again. Fortunately, my clearcoat was applied thick enough to allow it otherwise I'd have been screwed.

 

Tamiya tape is well-worth the expense, and that's coming from a confirmed cheapskate. ;)



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

I use 3M blue vinyl tape from auto paint supply stores.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

Bart- If I run across some tomorrow you want me to grab you a roll? Or do you have a hobby shop within reach?


Sorry Jamie- BMF= Bare Metal Foil. :)

Sorry man, just read this today, lol ! Thanks for the offer, but l'm covered now.
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