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Masking Tape on Base Coat

So I am going to do some graphic's on a boat (not that that matters). But will be using a base clear, my questions is after i am done spraying the first color of base how long should I wait till i can mask of a section? Just till it flashes? I have done a few solid colors but have never done any sort of stripes or graphic or anything. Thanks

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The masking tape will be fine if you use the proper tape. Ordinary beige tape is a no non, specially on fresh base. Go to an automotive paint vendor and purchase a roll of 3M Fine Line tape. It is available in various widths. Also purchase some 3M green tape, use the Fine Line tape to establish a sharp line edge then offset a little with the green tape to finish your masking. When finished with your stripes be sure to remove all the tape by pulling it back on itself and not straight up.

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