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Old 03-22-2005, 05:45 AM
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The key to removing paint runs is the material needs to be cured for the run to properly sand out. You can cut the run down first with nib files or use a blade to scrape most of the surface material off but then you'll need to let the stuff dry for awhile or bake it to get all the material the same hardness. The run itself will stay softer and rubbery much longer than the surrounding clear because it is thicker making sanding difficult. To sand the run out to perfection all the clear needs to be consistant in hardness. If you take a single edged razorblade and put some masking tape over the corners this can be an effective tool to remove most of the excess material from the run. Use the blade in a scraping motion not cutting and it'll scrape off most of the excess material. Then let the clear dry some before sanding with a small block. Runs can be completely removed to perfection if you don't rush. If you try to sand the run out while it is still in the rubbery state the surounding material will cut much faster and the run will still be visable when done. Hope this makes sense. Bob
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