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Old 11-07-2008, 04:59 PM
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masking tape

i need to mask on to a basecoat for stripes.. is there a specific tape to use that is low tack,, as i am worried about pulling the basecoat up with the tape.. how long after spraying the base coat can i mask over it and how long have i got before i must put the clearcoat on

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Well, if you look at the p-sheet it will have a "to tape" time... there you are.

Old guy's tip- tape the tape to your shirt or pants first, then tape the basecoat. It won't stick as well that way.

Remove the tape as soon as the stripes tack up.
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3M "Fineline" tape will return a super sharp line, lifts easily, and goes around corners great. If you can't find it then any high quality auto grade masking tape will suffice. When removing it pull it back onto itself rather that straight up. Do not be tempted to use store brand masking tape .

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3M fineline, Ive never had a problem with. The green stuff is not so strechty, so it works great for straight lines. The blue stuff is strecthable for curves, corners etc.
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I use the 3m blue fine line tape for any and all lines that need a clean crisp edge. I wouldn't use anything else to mask out your stripes. Your base shouldn't pull up if the primer is properly prepped. However you can get tape residue transfer on the base if you pull too tight of an angle. i
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