|Yesterday, 08:47 PM|
Joined Sep 2013
Bleeping Masking Tape
Using masking tape or blue painter's tape, I've had trouble with it pulling up both acrylic and enamel paint from my tissue over balsa. Sometimes it even yanks up some tissue. I've tried sticking it to clothing multiple times to try to 'de-stick' it some, but that doesn't seem to eliminate the problem, and I get more bleed through the edges.
What do you guys use to mask before airbrushing/painting without ruining the tissue or underlying paint?
|Yesterday, 10:12 PM|
How are you removing the tape? I have heard that you should pull the tape back on it self, not 90 deg. to the surface
|Yesterday, 10:15 PM|
United States, MA, Grafton
Joined May 2006
Skin oil. Stick it to your forehead, remove, then apply to plane. Weird, but works.
And Mike's right - pull it back at 180 degrees, not upward at 90 degrees.
|Today, 06:53 AM|
I use 3M blue painters tape for delicate surfaces. I stick a strip of the 2" wide tape on a piece of glass and cut it into 1/4" wide strips.
The strips define the paint edge and the rest of the masking is done with newspaper and regular masking tape. The narrow width of the tape reduced the surface area stuck to your model.
Yes, always remove the tape very slowly by folding back on itself while the paint is
still slightly tacky.
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