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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: sailorboy61 on September 29, 2012, 05:45:38 PM

Title: Liquid rubber masking
Post by: sailorboy61 on September 29, 2012, 05:45:38 PM
I have a hull that i would like to repaint.

It has numerous windows that although possible, would take a considerable amount of time to mask up effectively with paper.

I know you can get liquid mask, but was wondering if liquid rubber, or the stuff you can get for mould making is suitable - anyone used this method and have any comments??

Title: Re: Liquid rubber masking
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 29, 2012, 06:44:41 PM
Probably a bit expensive, and slow drying, so liable to run down the hull before setting :} If you cannot obtain any of the liquid masking films, try Copydex, this is a liquid latex adhesive which bonds fabrics and porous items, but can be peeled off items such as plastic, fibreglass etc, once dry. Working time is about ten minutes, you can speed up the drying time with a hairdryer, then paint and peel off when all is dry. Available from WH Smith, Staples etc. It also waterproofs depth charges, that, however, is another story.....
Title: Re: Liquid rubber masking
Post by: john44 on September 29, 2012, 07:59:06 PM
You can get liquid masking fluid from any good artist material shop, or the art section in Weberlies book shop.
I have used it on countless occasions, you just brush it on, it dries very quickly.
When your paint job is finished a slight rub with a cotton bud and it is removed.