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    October, 2005
  • From: westland, mi
what is liquid masking
Posted by rubberduck19 on Saturday, November 12, 2005 12:27 AM
what is liquid masking, and who makes it
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    January, 2005
  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, November 12, 2005 6:12 AM
It goes on as a thick liquid (almost like Elmer's glue) then dries to a rubbery surface. Apply it, overlapping the edge to be masked. Let it dry, then take a sharp #11 blade and score exactly to the line and remove the excess. After the painting is done, you can peel the rubber off and you have a nice crisp line. It works especially well where there are curved corners, such as the top of a two-tone car.

I use the Bob Dively brand, found at my LHS.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 12, 2005 9:09 PM
I am a fan of liquid masking as well, but beware which brand, some of them really suck. I've heard Bob Dively is good, I buy Hobbico brand;

http://www2.omnimodels.com/cgi-bin/woi0001p?&I=HCAR3410&P=7

Omni has Bob Dively as well;

http://www2.omnimodels.com/cgi-bin/woi0001p?&I=DIVR3000&P=7

My favorite use for it is to mask off details on a complicated piece that need to be a different color, such as the frame rails from the floor pan on a chassis.

David

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