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Old May 31, 2001, 03:18 PM
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How Can I Cut Colored Tape In Long Pieces?

I want to put some trim on the T-52. But that 3M colored tape sticks to everything that I lay it out on so I can cut it. I'm looking at 15"long cuts. Guess I could try to do it sticky side up????
Any suggestions?
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Old May 31, 2001, 03:42 PM
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I use glass with a straight side. Stick the tape overhanging the side of the glass and use the edge as a straight edge. The strip I want is hanging in the air. Hold it with one hand while cutting with the other. Some times I can get the tape off the glass to repeat the process, sometimes not.
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I want to put some trim on the T-52. But that 3M colored tape sticks to everything that I lay it out on so I can cut it. I'm looking at 15"long cuts. Guess I could try to do it sticky side up????
Any suggestions?
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Old May 31, 2001, 04:59 PM
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I did this on an EPP slope soarer by laying strips of the colored tape on wax paper. You can use a blade or scissors to cut whatever patterns you desire. Just peel off the wax paper "backing" and apply. Good for colored tape camo where the pattern would extend over more than a single width strip of tape...

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Old May 31, 2001, 05:26 PM
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Jeff G.. Thanks for sharing this simple great way of doing a needed tape trimming.

Will always use it for hinges.. Thanks again

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Old May 31, 2001, 07:21 PM
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Use a spacer the width of the stripes you need and use it to space a razor blade or xacto knife away from a surface, press the roll of tape against the blade and cut it by rotating the roll.
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Old May 31, 2001, 09:10 PM
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I've had good luck cutting trim stripes and starburst from this tape by wetting down my glass trim table with windex, then trimming with the sticky side down. A light mist of windex on the model surface lets you position the piece and move it a bit to get every thing alligned. A good pat down with a towel and over night drying and its stuck down tight.

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Old Jun 01, 2001, 10:08 AM
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Steven, you win the "Golden Hint" award! That works great!!!!! They should put that in FAQ.
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I've had good luck cutting trim stripes and starburst from this tape by wetting down my glass trim table with windex, then trimming with the sticky side down. A light mist of windex on the model surface lets you position the piece and move it a bit to get every thing alligned. A good pat down with a towel and over night drying and its stuck down tight.

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