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Priming and masking question.

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Priming and masking question.
Posted by GraemeT on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:56 PM

Ok, I am getting back into the hobby after a long time away. My first builds are taking longer than they probably should due to silly mistakes creating additional work. No big deal, I have been taking notes and making myself a little build sequence highlighting mistakes so they aren't repeated.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon I primed my model with AK primer and micro filler. I left it for approximately 3 to 4 hours then masked up the first stage of the camo scheme then left it for the night.

I painted the first stage then went to remove the masking tape and found that in places the adheisive was getting left on the model. I used Tamiya masking tape.

I am guessing I masked up the model too early and should have left the model to dry overnight.

Does this sound correct? 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:11 PM

I believe so. I always allow at least 24 hours for primer/paint to dry. Even acrylic paint. And I do use Tamiya masking tape and have never had the adhesive remain on the model. 

 Bruce

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:34 PM

I always have two or three models going.

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