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Tamiya masking tape
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, March 05, 2016 9:22 AM

Has any one used tamiya masking tape for  curves 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, March 05, 2016 8:15 PM

Hey Crown - 

Yes I have, and it worked great...just go slow to ensure that you don't cause any type of tape creases. What size are you looking to use...6,10,18 or 40mm?

Hunter

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 05, 2016 9:06 PM

I presume you are asking about this new Tamiya tape specifically for curves?

If so, I'd be curious too. I saw some at the nats last summer but it wasn't for sale.

Is the tape you meant, Hunter? (I'm kinda presuming not....??)

-Greg

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, March 05, 2016 9:49 PM

I saw it on the tamiya web site its a bit pricey. Amazon has it for about 7$ but I try the 2mm  thank you for your feed back Hunter

 

 

 

Nick

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 05, 2016 10:38 PM

I find this simple, with Tamiya being easy to use. Cut the tape down to a millimeter or even 1/16". That will go around any curve.

 Then come back with added rows of the wider stuff in 1" lengths. The biggest mistake when using masking tape is to try to put down a long length and get it all right.

As an example, try this:

Draw a curve on a flat surface. Cut 3M Blue tape into 1/4" x 1/4" squares. Lay those squares down along the curve with a 1/8" overlap from one to the next. Burnish down well and "toothpick" up and down the overlaps.

Spray paint on, peel up the tape in one long piece from the "overlapped" end.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, March 05, 2016 11:33 PM

I have used some thing  similar to that on  bubble canopies works well . I would like to try it on a B-24  deicing boot on the rudder  leading edge 

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 06, 2016 1:38 AM

Yep another thing to try. Put a sheet of paper over the vertical stab and rub it with a pencil,  then put a piece of tape over that and cut a curve on a light table or against a light source like a window.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:58 PM

This tape is a stretchy vinyl tape and it's awesome the only problem is white and it's difficult to see when your masking a gloss white engine in my case Big Smile

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    December, 2016
Posted by JohnMatt on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:40 PM

My experience with the Tamiya wiggle tape has been less than stellar.  It just doesn't seem to stick.

Then I used the Maketar kits and almost lost my mind trying to figure out how to use them.  There's no guide for what parabolic curve is right for which diameter circle.

In the end, I simply went with trial and error and it wasn't all that hard.  But I overthink everything.

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