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What liquid masking material do you use?

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What liquid masking material do you use?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:53 PM
I picked up a bottle at the hobby shop, but it dries really thin, making it extremely difficult and arduous to remove. I don't know if this is a typical side effect for this kind of product, but I see no other alternative.... (these landing gear crevices have got me by the b@llz!! Angry [:(!] )

thanks in advance
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:00 PM
What kind did you get? I've been using the Ambroid, and it's worked out quite well. You have to apply it pretty thick, but I have no problems with it.

demono69
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:14 PM
Yes, Pink Floyd is good...

In the past I have used good old PVA (on canopies) and found that to be really good. It takes a while to dry, but seeing as some of my modeling projects have been going more than 4 years Blush [:I], time isn't something i worry about much...

Dan
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Posted by Torio on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:59 PM
Do you mean you leave the mask four years long on the model ? I don't think you should do this.

Thank you all for coming José

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 18, 2003 12:14 PM
I use mold builders liquid latex rubber. It comes in a 16oz jar it will last you for ever. It goes on thick and dries within an hour. I do suggest putting 2 coats on though, sometimes I get little paint streaks if I dont. Its really easy to peel off too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 18, 2003 9:35 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by demono69

What kind did you get? I've been using the Ambroid, and it's worked out quite well. You have to apply it pretty thick, but I have no problems with it.



if it's green and it comes in a green bottle yes it is the same one i've been (trying) to use. but yeah, i did put a second coat over it and i got better results.

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Posted by Bones-coa on Friday, September 19, 2003 6:52 AM
Heh...I'm still using the white glue/detergent/food coloring mix. Works for me.
Dana
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 20, 2003 9:05 AM
Dana,

What is the white glue/detergent/food coloring mix?

Steve
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Posted by Bones-coa on Saturday, September 20, 2003 1:20 PM
Basically, it's just white glue, but you add a few drops of dishwashing detergent and any color food coloring to it. The detergent keeps the glue somewhat rubbery and helps it peel from the plastic better. The food coloring just gives it color so you can see it...at least that's what I've been guessing.
Dana
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Posted by Lufbery on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 9:52 PM
Dana,

Is the mask still transparent so you can see where to trim it? For that matter, how do you trim it?

Regards,

-Drew

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Posted by Bones-coa on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 9:57 PM
Trim it? I paint it on with a fine brush and then clean it up with a took pick or q-tip. It pretty much acts like paint.
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Posted by Lufbery on Thursday, September 25, 2003 8:46 AM
Dana,

That makes sense. The reason I'm asking is that I'm working on a 1/72 scale F-4 Phantom, and those canopy rails are really tiny. I tried masking with "magic" Scotch tape, but I had trouble cutting the tape as close to the rails as I'd like. It sounds like some sort of liquid mask is the way to go, and your recipe seems pretty cheap and easy.

Regards,

-Drew

-Drew

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