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#1 Dan Searcy

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:32 PM

Got busy recently and painted a few.  Every time I paint, I try to learn something new.  I think vinyl tape (instead of regular masking tape may be an issue for me. Maybe I stretch it too much and it lifts, or the hair dryer between coats makes it lift a little.  I did two cars in a "black with a fade" theme.  On one of them, I used Tamiya tape for the thin striping and I used 1/8" auto body masking tape for the other.  The Tamiya lifted a bit and the masking tape didn't.  Or maybe I didn't make sure it was solidly stuck down.  You can see the black paint bleed through on one.  I like the Tamiya because it's a little narrower and looks better IMHO.  Plus the vinyl tape is better for curves.  Regardless, I'll have to pay more attention next time. 

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