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masking tape
Posted by ardvark002 on Monday, May 08, 2017 5:30 PM

Hi folks, I'm curious what brand of masking tape do you use? Thanks for any imput. Aardvark     PS want to thank everyone for your help, your a great group of people.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, May 08, 2017 5:35 PM

Scotch blue painters tape and Tamiya Tape.  Has anyone tried Frog tape?

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 08, 2017 5:58 PM

Nowadays I only use Tamiya masking tape. Every other type that I've tried has not worked flawlessly.

 

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Posted by Snibs on Monday, May 08, 2017 6:13 PM

Another vote for Tamiya yellow, Green painter tape for large area fill in. Always a bottle of Maskol handy as well.

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Posted by TomcatModelKits on Monday, May 08, 2017 6:44 PM

Tamiya masking tape is very good!  It leaves nice sharp edges when airbrushing or handbrushing both acrylic and enamel paint, the adhesive they use won't lift up the previous coats of paint which is very nice.  It also does a good job of stopping the paint from leaking underneath it while it dries, which regular hardware store masking tape has a tendency to do.

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Posted by Greg on Monday, May 08, 2017 8:00 PM

stikpusher

Nowadays I only use Tamiya masking tape. Every other type that I've tried has not worked flawlessly.

 

Ditto that. I've had trouble using non-Tamiya and never had trouble using Tamiya. It might be overkill but paint lifting is just no fun.

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Posted by ardvark002 on Monday, May 08, 2017 8:54 PM
cbaltrin, Have a roll, works good, to bad it doesn't come in narrow widths. Aardvark
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Posted by ardvark002 on Monday, May 08, 2017 8:58 PM
Thanks all, Keep on modeling! Aardvark
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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, May 08, 2017 9:28 PM

Tamiya has recently come out with a new plastic tape which is designed to stretch for masking curves.  I've tried it and it works very well.

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, May 08, 2017 9:39 PM
Was wondering about that Frog tape. It's supposed to be fantastic as far as not letting anything bleed underneath it.

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, May 08, 2017 10:04 PM

I've been using Frog yellow low adhesion tape for a while and no problems. I thought they might be the same tape as Tamiya tape and I'm still not sure since they are so close. Last year I was at Wal-Mart and they happen to have Forg Tape in 60 yard rolls in containers on clearence for $1.50 each. I bought 8 rolls and the only thing I wonder about is if they will still be good 5 years from now.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, May 08, 2017 10:14 PM

I use both Tamiya tape and yellow Frog Painter tape.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 08, 2017 10:19 PM

Walmart... 60 yard rolls (one gigantic masking job)... $1.50.... sounds like one sweet deal... 

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, May 08, 2017 11:07 PM
Washi tape. In the papercrafting department.
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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:11 AM

mississippivol
Washi tape. In the papercrafting department.
 

what store(s) carry that tape? I remember a low tack tape in drafting class in school, but no idea of what it was.

 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:24 AM

stikpusher

 mississippivol

Washi tape. In the papercrafting department.

what store(s) carry that tape? I remember a low tack tape in drafting class in school, but no idea of what it was.

Low tack drafting tape is designed to tape paper & frisk film to boards/drawings without damaging the paper on removal, old school.

Washi tape, available with lots of different patterns, I bought some from Hobbycraft on sale, a bit thicker than Tamiya yellow (aka Kabuki tape), works, I use it mostly as infill.

Tamiya yellow is thinner, available in more widths, easier to use & doesn't 'sweat' the adhesive after years stuck on the ahem 'WiP' or on the roll in storage like others do.

Tamiya white is in thinner widths, appears to be poly-vynyl, & goes round curves more easily.

I recommend the Tamiya for preference, but use what you can get...

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:30 AM

Cadet Chuck

Tamiya has recently come out with a new plastic tape which is designed to stretch for masking curves.  I've tried it and it works very well.

 

I have tried it and was disappointed.  I find it tends to lift one edge on tighter curves- adhesion is not as good as the normal Tamiya stuff.

Love the standard Tamiya tape, though. I use it to define the edge, and then like many others, fill in large areas between the Tamiya stuff with cheaper wide stuff.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:03 PM

Hi,

I tried Scotch Blue painyers tape on a recent project but had some issues with leakage under the tape, so I switched to Tamiya tape (mainly just because it was what my local hobby store carried) and it seems to have worked well so far.

Pat

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Posted by Wilbur Wright on Monday, May 15, 2017 3:30 PM

Tamiya yellow will not fail you. It's also quite inexpensive. I buy the rolls without the dispenser.

 

  I have two sizes of the Tamiya white tape for curves but it is difficult and has bled under many times for me.  It's great for something like the bow curve of a 1/350-400th ship model but in small areas I have had trouble.  You have to burnish immedietely before painting with the white tape.

 

I would not use green "Frog" tape on an expensive model and paint job.  It's great around the house but I wouldn't risk it on a model.  I use it over the Tamiya yellow tape to hold newspaper cut outs for large masking but it is only touching the yellow tape.

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