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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:30 PM
What type of tape do you use when masking a 2-tone paintjob? masking tapeQuestion [?]or painters tapeQuestion [?]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:50 PM
I use 3M green found at auto paint stores. I bought a sleeve of 3/4 " and 2 " and have been using them for the the last 5 years. I probably have enough for 2 more years. The rolls haven't seemed to lose any quality over time.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:56 PM
I use a variety of materials from Tamiya Tape, Aizu Micro tape, Artist masking tape to Para-film and Liquid masking tape depending on what the kit is.

Remember ther is no right or wrong answer/technique in modelling, it all depends on what works for you.
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Posted by Mark Joyce on Saturday, January 8, 2005 9:03 AM
I use almost exclusively Tamiya tape. I've never had a problem with paint bleeding under it or having it pull up paint, and since I'm a believer in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," I've stuck with it. It costs more than other tape, but in my opinion it's worth it.

However, as Model Museum said, use what works for you.

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  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Saturday, January 8, 2005 9:22 AM
I use Tamiya tape & Scotch Drafting tape almost exclusively.

Regards, Rick
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  • From: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posted by mm23t on Saturday, January 8, 2005 1:13 PM
I use Tamiya tape and have used the 3M blue tape, both with good results. I also use Silly Putty.,Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by rrmmodeler on Sunday, January 9, 2005 6:40 PM
Tamyia tape and/or 3M blue painters tape.
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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:51 PM
Tamiya tape for the edges 'cause it seems to leave a nicer edge and blue painter tape 'cause its cheaper. Bother because they don't lift paint.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 14, 2005 8:06 PM
I use a combination of tamiya tape and 3M blue tape. i use the blue tape for huge areas, and tamiya for edges, like waikong said.

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