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Temporary paint masking adhesive.

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Subject: 1935 Mercedes grille.

Problem:

• I need to hit the grille mesh inside of the chrome radiator shell with a satin finish.

• I need to keep the vertical center piece chrome, so it has to be masked off. This could involve using a piece of thread, wire, or human hair. That part does not stick out enough to be wiped off.

What do you suggest as an adhesive that would hold the masking material, not be permanent and is easily removed?

NOTE: On this particular Mercedes at 1/25, with a finer grille mesh than other models, it would not be realistic to use a wash for the grille.

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a piece of thread covered in bees wax? the wax should provide enough tack to keep the thread in place on that thin edge if it's taped at the top and bottom

That sounds like a great idea. BMF at this scale would just dull down the details.

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You may just have to brush it on.

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Don't bother masking it. At that scale, whether it's satin or chrome would hardly be visible one way or the other.

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I agree with Harry.... A fine line of liquid mask right down the chrome, spray semi gloss over and peel off the mask...GOOD LUCK!

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You may just have to brush it on.

Yep. I'd just brush the matte clear on the grill.

Or if you are determined to spray it, do half at a time. Mask the middle center piece and the left side, spray the right. Then reverse it.

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