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masking tape problem!!!
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 21, 2004 9:37 PM
any1 here use Ace Masking Tape?? if so.. im try it but i dont like it b/c when i take the tape off there are little spots on the model i wanna if any1 have this problem with any other masking tapes if there is a good kind masking tape i can get from walmart??? that is better
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 5:50 AM
3M painters masking tape might be available at walmart or home depot.
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Posted by pingtang on Friday, October 22, 2004 7:02 AM
I've heard of people using blue making tape. I don't know the actual name of it, but I think it's called blue drafting tape. I use Tamiya Tape, you can get it from any hobby shop and it works very well.
-Daniel
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 8:28 AM
If it's too sticky, try putting it on your forehead for a second before you apply it to the model-- the oils on your skin will lower the tack just a bit. If you have little bits of adhesive left on the model, hit 'em with some fresh tape. The adhesive sticks to itself better than the model, so you can just lift them off. It'll probably take a few passes.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 8:48 AM
my forehead being the site of major oil deposits is unsuitable for lowering the tackiness of masking tape. it just completely loses the tackiness :(
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Friday, October 22, 2004 11:37 AM
Tamiya tape is great for chores like masking aitcraft canopies, but for masking over paint, I prefer to use 3M Drafting tape, available at most art supply stores & some craft stores. It is a lo-tac tape & will eliminate the paint pull up problem, assuming the paint was properly applied. The 3M blue painters tape is a good second choice, but is slightly more aggressive than the drafting tape.

Regards, Rick
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 3:58 PM
pingtang, u talking about the 3M Safe Release Masking Tape that is blue
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 4:27 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by reggiethedorf

my forehead being the site of major oil deposits is unsuitable for lowering the tackiness of masking tape. it just completely loses the tackiness :(


Stick it to your T-shirt for a few minutes, that's what I do.
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Posted by f-4phantom on Friday, October 22, 2004 7:53 PM
There is 2 types of 3M blue painter's tape. The one I have never had a problem with is "made for delicate surfaces" #2080. It says that on the inside of the roll and it's outside texture is smoother than the other blue 3M tape.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 8:13 PM
ok thx for replys, f-4phantom - can i get that masking tape from walmart right? all i have too do is find that 3M with that number on it and then i am good to go
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Posted by f-4phantom on Friday, October 22, 2004 8:21 PM
You should find it at wal-mart.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 8:42 PM
ok thx i'll get some tomorrow =)
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