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Trucker

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masking issues
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:34:52 PM »

after spraying my racing rc yacht i was quite pleased with the finish, but im left with small ridges along where the tape was, so, is it possible to remove the ridge and still keep the nice finish else where and have an even smoother hull...


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Re: masking issues
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 07:51:50 PM »

With my limited experience I would advise the first rule is to not be hasty and let it harden for several days before touching it. Someone more experienced hopefully will suggest a safe way to lessen the ridge
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Re: masking issues
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 10:35:45 PM »

I have over the years used very fine wet and dry with washing up liquid. Apply very gentle pressure on the raised edge.If your colour is dark this may leave light marks in the paint these will go when the area is varnished.  Someone may a better idea or method.




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Re: masking issues
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 04:40:03 PM »

Is this effect caused by leaving the tape on too long? If so try rubbing with the chamois leather. It often works. nemesis
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Re: masking issues
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 04:57:29 PM »

No I remove my tape straight away and still always have a small ridge applying high volumes of paint will not help. I let the paint harden then I use the method above and never had a problem but like I said earlier some one may know a better way.

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Re: masking issues
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 05:32:49 PM »

Clean wet finger straight after application
and removing maskers.
Think it's in Stav's Paint Guide.
Tug Kenny thought it was good.
Once dried a different problem.
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Re: masking issues
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 06:16:54 PM »

As Ned says, give it time to set up ( 5 - 10 minutes or so depending on paint) remove tape, let it sit for a short time longer, than using a wet finger with some washing up liquid on it for lubrication, gently but firmly press down as you run your finger along it.
OF COURSE WORD OF WARNING - THE TIME ALSO DEPENDS ON WHETHER YOU SPRAYED OR BRUSH PAINTED, SPRAYING MEANS THE TIME WILL BE CONSIDERABLY SHORTER.
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