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Masking over Tamiya TS spray can paints?

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Masking over Tamiya TS spray can paints?
Posted by George123 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:07 PM

Hi Guys,

Has anyone ever masked over Tamiya TS rattle can paints with Tamiya yellow masking tape without pulling it up?

I'm trying these paints on a Ferrari FXX K model because they dry almost instantaneoulsy which helps to prevent dust in the gloss paint.

 

The TS paints are a very "Hot" paint which are being applied over Tamiya white surface primer. I'm painting the yellow and black scheme hence the masking .

 

Thanks for relating any direct experiences on this paint.

 

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:53 PM

If you washed the parts before primer then Tamiya tape won't pull the paint up, or any other paint for that matter.  If the prep work of cleaning is done right even scotch tape won't pull paint up.

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    July, 2017
Posted by George123 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:35 PM

Yes Mike , The washing of parts in grease cutting dish soap, then thoroughly rinsing is always my first order of business.  It takes so little time and with the cost of models these days.

So I guess I should be alright. I had never masked this type of "Hot" paint before (The Tamiya TS from rattle cans) which dry very quickly.

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:26 PM

Just put some tape in a small corner somewhere and then pull it off. You know how Murphy's law can strike!!  lol

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:25 AM

You'll be ok George. I've done copious amounts of masking using Tamiya masking tape over all types of finishes, including Tamiya spray paint applied over Tamiya primers (white and grey) and never had a lifting problem.

However, I did have a problem on my current build where the Tamiya tape caused the Tamiya paint to turn pebbly everywhere the tape was applied, basically ruining the paint. I believed this was caused by putting the body in the dehydrator with the tape still on, so don't do that.

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