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Poster tack is not sticky

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Poster tack is not sticky
Posted by lowfly on Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09 AM

OK.....kind of a weird question or issue here but here it goes....I use the white tack (Poster tack) for a lot of masking, holding parts ETC.  However as of late it has lost a lot of its stickiness.  Is there a way to get it back or do i need to bite the bullet and buy more?  


It is still pliable but not sticky and i need it to be sticky for a camo job on my Spitfire build.  Anny help is, as always, apprciated.


  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:51 AM
I'd say buy more, as it seems to be wearing out. You might try Silly Putty, though, I've had mine for years, and it's cheap.
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, July 5, 2019 8:56 AM

It might be it needs to be kneaded more.  Although, as MV said, it might be worn out.  I've seen the white kind of poster tack go hard and crumbly.  We use it at work.

At home, for modeling, I've always used both blue and yellow colors, and they still work fine even after years.





  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:54 AM

I use the blue variety. I almost always need to knead it a bit to get the stickiness I need.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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