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comment on masking
Posted by ardvark002 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:10 PM

Hi all, I hate it!  It's tedious, but nessary but you never know if you have a good edge until you peel. If theres bleed it's NOOOOO!  Move the edge or touch up, both a pain. I'm sure others have gone thru the same frustation. Comments welcome. Thanks for listening to my ramble. Aardvark       PS. keep on building

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, April 02, 2017 7:46 AM

After pressing down the edges of your masking tape as good as you can, apply a seal of Pledge Future or whatever they call it now, along the edge of the tape and the surface of the model.  Let it dry before painting.  This always works well for me.

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 02, 2017 9:29 AM

The best way to avoid bleed under the tape line is to spray very lightly away from the tape edge. If you spray into the tape line you are risking paint being forced under the tape. Several light coats will ensure great results. 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, April 02, 2017 10:50 AM

Cadet Chuck

After pressing down the edges of your masking tape as good as you can, apply a seal of Pledge Future or whatever they call it now, along the edge of the tape and the surface of the model.  Let it dry before painting.  This always works well for me.

 

You can also seal the edge with a coat along the edge of the color under the tape.  If any leaks under, it will be unnoticable, and seals the edge from any further color.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:35 AM

Like PJ said....light coats!

Not only does it prevent "bleed"...it also helps greatly to reduce having a raised edge (thinking about German splinter camo here) where the edge of the tape was.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:01 PM

Don Stauffer

 

 

 

 

Never heard that tip before. I'll be darned, would have never thought of it.

-Greg

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  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
Posted by ACESES5 on Sunday, April 02, 2017 2:19 PM

I had a lot of bleed under then i discovered Tamyia tape wow what a difference I just make sure the tape edge is down tight. I dont even need to seal the edge.                                            ACESES5                                        2 cents

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 02, 2017 6:06 PM

All above good suggestions.

Take a toothpick and really burnish down the tape along the edge.

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