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Interior masking?

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Interior masking?
Posted by TJHammer on Friday, October 28, 2005 5:59 PM
Hey gang, just a general question of curiosity:
How do most of you custom paint your interior seats? Do you mask with tape? With liquid mask? Do you prefer to spray, brush?
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Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, October 28, 2005 7:48 PM
I use liquid mask at the very edge, then masking tape to cover the majority. Spraying is better than brushing, unless you're working on a wood-grain effect or painting the welting

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Posted by TJHammer on Friday, October 28, 2005 9:22 PM
Thats the procedure i ended up with after some trial and error - glad to know someone out there with experience finds it a worthy and effective process.
Thanks for the imput BTD
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Posted by JakeCouture on Monday, October 31, 2005 5:10 PM
I brush paint a lot of two-tones, and just use a 000 brush and a steady hand. I spray the other stuff, but I really like the color variation brushing gives me on most interior surfaces. It represents the different directions of fabric, wear marks in leather or vinyl, and halps to add a little texture, too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 31, 2005 6:21 PM
Ditto on the liquid mask. Hobbico is my fav brand. I've had bad luck with some other brands.

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Posted by fantacmet on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 3:23 AM
I just use micro-mask and overlap it farther then where I want to paint(micromask usually requires 2 coats) and then I use a newer #11 blade to cut the line, and then remove the excess(be careful with it and you can use tape to remove the excess) and then do your thing with paint. After it dries completely use tape to remove the masked area's and viola you got yout two tone.
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Posted by TJHammer on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 11:42 PM
I just looked over my liquid mask - its "Art Masking Liquid" by Winsor & Newton.
It works.....sort of, I think its more for water colors and on paper, it flakes when I try to remove it. Shoudl I be using another liquid masking agent that is more appropriate for use on plastics with enamel paints?
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Posted by Gerard on Friday, November 11, 2005 10:11 PM
TJ Hammer, to answer your question, yes I would. I bought some Walther's Magic Masker at my LHS, works as advertised.
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