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Tricky masking job
« on: January 31, 2007, 03:25:37 PM »

I need to mask off my scuppers when I spray the outside of my hull.

The problem is the deck line is a bit higher than the scupper and there is a wooden strip along the line between deck and hull and between scuppers (see fig)

Suggestions on the best way to mask please.
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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 05:48:11 PM »

I need to mask off my scuppers when I spray the outside of my hull.

The problem is the deck line is a bit higher than the scupper and there is a wooden strip along the line between deck and hull and between scuppers (see fig)

Suggestions on the best way to mask please.

What fig ?

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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 07:07:23 PM »

try halfords they used to sell paintable mask i have got some but never got round to trying it . hope this may help



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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 10:12:45 PM »

hi there, Humbrol also supply a solution called MASKOL which comes in a 28ml bottle and its ideal for masking off portlights (portholes) politically correct for the Admiral.  :D

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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 11:26:38 PM »

Tamiya tapes. Nothing better........oh, and a lot of patience!
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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 12:13:00 AM »

I need to mask off my scuppers when I spray the outside of my hull.

The problem is the deck line is a bit higher than the scupper and there is a wooden strip along the line between deck and hull and between scuppers (see fig)

Suggestions on the best way to mask please.

Here is the figure,
I could not upload it last night.
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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 12:17:09 AM »

try halfords they used to sell paintable mask i have got some but never got round to trying it . hope this may help

Well my neares halfords is 6000 miles ::)

If I ask a Chinese person for a paintable mask I will be sent to the Beijing Opera LOL ;D :D

But thanks for the response.
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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 11:02:02 AM »

tigertiger, also wallpaper-glue will do the same job. Make it a thick mould, well stired, not churned and place it wit a soft brush. After that you may wash it away with water.
(any wallpaper-glue available in China?)

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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 06:34:57 AM »

tigertiger, also wallpaper-glue will do the same job. Make it a thick mould, well stired, not churned and place it wit a soft brush. After that you may wash it away with water.


Thanks Jorg

good tip. Wall paper paste might be a problem. People don't paper much here, but I will check out B&Q.
Yes we have B&Q, but only stocks stuff for local market.

I was considering stuffing plasticine into the scuppers.
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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2007, 01:50:58 PM »

Tiger why not use a candle ?  just take an ordinary plain ole candle and rub it all over where you do not want paint to go,  when the paint is DRY  then simply wash the wax of with hot water...  I've used this method for yrs on just about everything and anything, it has always worked for me and all the people that I have told
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Re: Tricky masking job
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2007, 02:21:48 PM »

Tiger why not use a candle ?  just take an ordinary plain ole candle and rub it all over where you do not want paint to go,  when the paint is DRY  then simply wash the wax of with hot water...  I've used this method for yrs on just about everything and anything, it has always worked for me and all the people that I have told

Thanks Big H, I can use this elsewhere.

My problem is I am spraying the outside of the hull and I don't want paint to come in the scuppers and onto my deck and below the rails on the inside.

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