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#1 Robert BG

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:58 AM

Does anyone remember the liquid masking from the 90's?

I want to say Ferret sold it but I'm probably wrong.Either way It was stuff that you painted on,painted over and it'd peel off after.....well sort of at times lol.It wasnt so bad if you had patience but back then I was usually painting a body 5 min before tech :D

Anyway I was wondering if anyone still sells it or knows what it was?Liquid latex maybe?It wasnt for everything but in certain applications it worked pretty good for me,like when painting drivers etc.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

Parma sells the same thing, liquid Paint Mask

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

Sucks. Do not leave it on a long time. It will not come off.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:07 PM

You need to use a THICK coat to get it to peel off easily.  Read the instructions on the 'Bob Dively Liquid Mask' a long standing product in your local hobby shop.    It is water soluable and let it dry so that NO blue color is visible or lacquer thinner will be absorbed in it and affect the plastics.


Another trick is to use a piece of tape to cover the majority of the window are and use the mask to finish the edges.  A lot less to peel off later.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:08 PM

​Put the parma liquid mask wider than the area you are to leave clear, put on two or more wide coats, let dry between each coat, next day trim off the excess with a small sharp knife.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:24 PM

Does it dry quicker with a hair drier? I can't see myself ever waiting a day before spraying paint.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

Look in the model railroad section of your hobby shop. There are several to choose from. Since the

brand I use (Woodland Scenics) shrinks a little, the edges might pull up on Lexan if it is left on too long.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:18 PM

I use micro Mask from Micro Industries. Most hobby shops sell it. Al lot of plastic modelers and train guys use it.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:18 PM

Thanks,I found the Parma right after posting but I might try the Micro since its smaller and local.

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