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Vtec913
08-09-2004, 09:15 PM
Hi, I was wondering what the best tape would be for masking and making racing stripes that doesnt let the paint bleed underneath. Im gonna paint on some stripes on my AMT Shelby GT-500, so I want it too have a nice clean edge.

Thanks for any comments

StephenDeli
08-09-2004, 09:23 PM
If done right Tamiya Masking Tape would work fine.

NissanS15Racer
08-09-2004, 09:27 PM
If done right Tamiya Masking Tape would work fine.
:iagree:

Vric
08-09-2004, 09:27 PM
I trust only Tamiya Tape for body, or normal scotch tape work too for smaller job (interior)

tmathew
08-09-2004, 09:43 PM
If you'r going to use scotch tape just remember not to leave it on too long (I would say take it off in less than a day). I once left it on for two weeks and stuffed up what was a pretty good paint job.

Vric
08-09-2004, 10:16 PM
If you'r going to use scotch tape just remember not to leave it on too long (I would say take it off in less than a day). I once left it on for two weeks and stuffed up what was a pretty good paint job.

Sure :lol: I use it only for 2 color interior with airbrush. they never last there longer than 20 minutes

krebs128
08-09-2004, 10:46 PM
liquid tape. i personally haven't used it yet but i have only heard of great things about it.

JTRACING
08-09-2004, 10:47 PM
bare metal foil works excellent for masking

spidereddie
08-10-2004, 02:59 AM
bare metal foil works excellent for masking


woah, I've tried that before and that only spells trouble for me shen I pick up the tape if it's dried already. Be careful removing the foil after painting.

Vric
08-10-2004, 08:59 AM
liquid tape. i personally haven't used it yet but i have only heard of great things about it.

I use that too. Work ok for complex part that need masking. Quite hard to get a perfect line. Everyone should have a bottle of that (it's about 3$) but this stuff smell sh*t !!! (not to get offensive, it really smell that :D)

bare metal foil works excellent for masking

Yea it work, but at 6$ the sheet, it's a quite expensive masking tape...

geofroley
08-10-2004, 09:24 AM
Always remember this, the thinner the paint, the more layers of tape you will need. I reccomend Tamiya masking tape because it won't damage your basecoat.

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