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Old 08-31-2005, 09:54 AM
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Need a little help to decide

The '46 Panel is almost ready for final paint now. But I started looking and might change the paint design and I would like some info on how or even if I should do it. Now keep in mind I'm not a painter or even claim to be but I've read, practiced and asked enough question that I'm sure I can paint this truck with only a few problems. I'll be using single stage urethane, because its easy for me to use. The only real question I have is how to mask this off really. What I want to do is paint the molded panel on the side of the truck a different color from the rest of the body. And I'm also thinking about the molded strip down the side. In the pic #1 is the panel and #2 is the strip. Also how long should I let the panel/strip dry before I can mask it off. I've also been told not to try and paint the whole body in one shot as the roof will dry before I get the coats done and end up with dry over spray on the roof so the strip will be a good break line for that.


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Old 08-31-2005, 10:00 AM
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Although I've never used it on a surface that large, I've used clear contact paper when painting bikes for years. Easy to cut, sticks great, and peels right off when you are done. Use a little wax and grease remover to get he adhesive off, and you are done!
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I've used clear contact paper when painting bikes for years.
What brand are you using?

I've used the clear Contact brand which is like clear shelf liner from Home Depot and I will NEVER use it on a paint project again.
It took FOREVER to clean the adhesive off and lifted baddly around some tight curves on flame lick's and such,especally using Kandy's.
It may be OK for a short term "on the panel" time,but if it stay's on overnight or a couple of day's forget it. The paint has to be completly dry as well cause if it's still even a little green,it will track it up bad as well.
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