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How long to wait to mask

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    January, 2017
How long to wait to mask
Posted by Calmo2 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 7:53 PM

Hello;I was wondering how long should I wait for my Tamiya acrylic paint to dry before I use masking tape on it. I am using both Tamiya tape and Scotch brand Fine Line 218 tape. Thanks.

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:52 AM
i'd wait at least a day. the paint will 'flash' (feel dry) within an hour, but its usually still soft underneath and the paint may peel up when you remove the tape

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Posted by Calmo2 on Friday, March 08, 2019 9:58 PM

Thanks aussiemuscle. I have heard any where from 12 hours to 48 hours. Just to be on the safe side i am going to wait 48 hours for sure and work on another part of the build. Thanks again.

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