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Just a quick one...
Posted by pianodog on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:07 AM

Do you guys know the name or brand of clay/putty use as masking for painting... I saw several video clips of ppl using it but they do not mention any information about it... any help will be appreciated

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Posted by pilotjohn on Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:29 PM

Are you thinking of the Blu tack stuff?  I use a generic from Staples/WalMart that is the same thing.

John

 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:16 PM

I use white tack, less residue

Silly putty is hard to find in the uk, but Ushi or similar do a black putty with similar properties

Several different paint mfrs inc Vallejo do versions of Humbrol liquid mask as well

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:29 PM

Sounds like your thinking of Silly Putty.

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:31 PM

There are several brand names out there.

I have gotten it from Walmart, Staples, even the local grocery store (in the little office supplies section)

When it is new, it's fairly sticky and can leave behind some residue. Most of the residue can be removed easily. I use a ball of the stuff and just roll it over the residue. You will also see a noticable line where you masked...this usually goes away with a clear coat.

 Once the stuff has several uses and the paint has been mixed in with it, it'll be less sticky and won't leave the residue. I have a ball of the stuff (little bigger than a golf ball) that I have been using for years (over 200 builds masked with it) and it is still good. After use, just knead it back into a ball. Before masking with it, it helps to knead it, twist it, pull it. This helps to warm it up a little and soften it, making it easier to work with.

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Posted by Snibs on Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:51 PM

Panzer putty also is pretty good but keep it away from PE grills and alike, you will get it off ok but it's time consuming, I tested it while the PE part was on the desk but if was glued in place you may be in trouble, apart from that it's good stuff. Down side is it's expensive compared to Blu-tac, here in Australia anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vyDqGvBJOY

I played with it for ages before it went near a model Big Smile

Mr Paint sells it as well slightly cheaper, looks identical to Panzer putty.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:16 AM

I have even used modeling clay when I was out of poster tack, and had a quick masking job to do.

There is also masking film, not exactly a putty. It is liquid, and brushed on.  I find it a lot of work- especially removing it all, but some folks swear by it.

I use wadded up and wettened tissue for filling cavities that I do not want paint to get into.

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Posted by pianodog on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:44 AM

Don Stauffer
There is also masking film, not exactly a putty. It is liquid, and brushed on. I find it a lot of work- especially removing it all, but some folks swear b

 

I use the one by Mr Hobby, is not bad, can be a pain to remove, but in some applications is a good option.


I think the one by Scotch tape looks interesting, I might purchase that one to give it a try. I am working on the tricolor skim for summer camouflage on a german tank. The one that uses beige, green, and dark red.

 

Thank you so much for you answer Don.

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Posted by pianodog on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:48 AM

Thank you John

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Posted by pianodog on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:51 AM

fermis
There are several brand names out there.

 

Thank you so much for the information Fermis, I think I am going to give it a try to that one. The Scotch Putty

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