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Old 07-25-2002, 08:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HOW TO....Paint window frames and rubbers

Thought i'd write this to cut down on the private messages asking how its done.
This is how i do the window frames and rubbers on my models.
Most of you probably know already, or have diffewrent ways, but this is the way I've always done them to get nice clean lines.
There's a few photos to help along the way.
Hope it helps anybody out

Tools needed.

Use Tamiya masking tape as it wont bleed paint underneath it. Lay it all over the car frames etc.

When all the tape is on the car, push it down nice and smooth with a soft cloth. Then use a tooth pick to lightly trace around where you are going to cut.

Next...very lightly use the knife to trace around all the windows and frames. The tape is very easy to cut. Dont push hard as it will cut deeply into the model.

Peel of the extra tape

Smooth the tape back down again after cutting. The car is now ready for painting.

This part you can either spray if you want(well need alot of masking) or just paint by brush. IMO the brush works out just fine if you use enamels which are longer to dry and leaves a good smooth finish.

Also at this stage remember to do the inside of the car so its black on the inside of the frames.

Once the first coat is on everything i do the second coat straight away on everything. If you allow the paint to dry to long on the tape it will give a "jagged" edge when pulled off.
As soon as the 2nd coat is done start taking the tape off.
Leave the paint to dry for 2-3 hours.
If you have to do any touch up stuff, i use my marker pen (Gundamarker) to get it looking 100%.
All going well it should end up looking like this......


Once this is done....you can use your marker pen to do panel lines if you want to.....but thats another story !!!
Then you can give the car another light rud with Rubbing Compound then a final Wax.

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Old 07-25-2002, 09:05 PM   #2
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Well Displayed PMan!

Just a quick question, which Tamiya black do you use to achieve a good finish? I am guessing Semi-Gloss but correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-25-2002, 09:12 PM   #3
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Nice info P/Man

How many people realise that now he has a digi-cam there will be posts after posts of P/Man stuff!!
Maybe the P/Lady should of bought him an airbrush instead!




P.S Kids if you read this DO NOT paint your rubbers as the paint will damage them!
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Old 07-25-2002, 09:15 PM   #4
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Wow! Very helpful. Naturally, you must do next a step-by-step walkthrough on how to lower a model with lots of pictures or I will fly over to New Zealand and bad things will happen.
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Old 07-25-2002, 09:51 PM   #5
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Thanks PMan... was just about to do the windows on my MR2, so this is a timely tute.
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Old 07-25-2002, 10:10 PM   #6
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Semi Gloss black was used for the paint.

fatboyslim...Hehehehe, is it that noticable !!!!....just a good way to lean how to use it and post at the same time !!!
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Old 07-25-2002, 10:14 PM   #7
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Will tamiya masking tape bleed if i brush paint with acrylic?
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Will tamiya masking tape bleed if i brush paint with acrylic?
VERY likely.

Warren, nice writeup. Here's some advice from me:
I've never been able to cut the masking tape on the model. The knife goes through paint and then when you peel the tape off, naturally, you also peel the paint off. I guess with practice you could do it just fine, but those starting in this hobby, be prepared for this and the subsequen redoing of the whole model
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This is how i do the window frames and rubbers
lol dude you said rubbers (snikering)
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Great tips Pman!

>Originally posted by Daryl
>Will tamiya masking tape bleed if i brush paint with acrylic?

No, if you spray it wil lower preassure. I do that and it don't bleed.
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Great tips Pman!

>Originally posted by Daryl
>Will tamiya masking tape bleed if i brush paint with acrylic?

No, if you spray it wil lower preassure. I do that and it don't bleed.
He was talking about brushpainting
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Oh, sorry, my mistake.
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Thanks PMan this will help a lot.

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Alex......There shouldn't really be a problem with cutting the paint as all you are doing is running the knife though the "groove" in the panel lines
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Old 07-26-2002, 05:36 AM   #15
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Nice report Warren...

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Alex......There shouldn't really be a problem with cutting the paint as all you are doing is running the knife though the "groove" in the panel lines
I agree, always use a fresh blade - No11's work best - and you wont need to apply much pressure as the Pman mentioned. Do this and it is possible to cut through the tape and leave no mark on the paint at all. If you do scratch the paint underneeth, it doesnt matter coz its gonna be covered with black anyway!
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