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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:10 PM
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How to hold mylars for painting


I'm painting some mylars for bagging and was wondering what's the best way
to hold them up for painting...
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:32 PM
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The simplest way I have done it is to hot melt glue a couple small wood blocks to a piece of card board leaning back on a chair kept from sliding off the chair with a piece of tape. Just rest the mylars on the cardboard with the blocks holding them up and spray away.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Just lay them flat. Then you can lay posterboard masks on them, don't have to worry about runs etc. Start with misting coats also.
Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Very nice Dave.
How come you get a nice straight line without using masking tape as an edge? I would have thought the paint would have bleed under the paper?

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:43 PM
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Try and spray away from the seam of the mask and don't get the paint too wet so surface tension won't draw it under the mask.
Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:45 PM
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Dave, I never thought about laying them flat. I am using an HVLP spray gun with gravity feed, so I can't tip it very far. Thanks for the idea though!

At the moment, I'm doing something like Paul, a piece of masonite leaned up against a support, with wood block "standoffs" that I attach the mylars to with a loop of tape. It seems complicated though.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 12:00 AM
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Bill O,

I got my version after seeing Phill Barnes paint his mylars. If the mylars have not gone through a cycle or two and are still curly it may put up a bit of a fight.

Painting on the flat has it's own set of needs and challenges.

Good Luck,

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:01 AM
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I just stick them to sheets of cardboard with masking tape doubled over on the back.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:15 AM
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I spray a mist of 3m on the back side. Very light then stick it to the paint booth wall

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:31 PM
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