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  • redboat219
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    Has anybody done a Spindrift RC sub?

    Guess it'll just be a redux of the VTTBOTS Flying Sub.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Ken_NJ
    I don't see you using that fine line tape. Why not? I have the blue which is flexible. And the brown which is good for straight runs. The fine line tape does give a nice sharp edge. The painters tape is certainly great for custom curves where fine line tape will not work.
    Why buy that pricy thin stuff when you can easily strip your own to make tight radius capable lengths of masking tape.















    David
    The Magnificent​

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  • Ken_NJ
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    I don't see you using that fine line tape. Why not? I have the blue which is flexible. And the brown which is good for straight runs. The fine line tape does give a nice sharp edge. The painters tape is certainly great for custom curves where fine line tape will not work.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Das Boot
    What is the difference between obsession and perfection?
    Little. Can't have one without the other.

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  • Das Boot
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    I believe David Merriman has his second wind.

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  • Das Boot
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    What is the difference between obsession and perfection?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Ken_NJ
    David, how long do you wait to remove the masking after painting? I've seen where paint on the model is sometimes removed with the masking. It may take days for paint to fully cure and harden. Would it be better to remove the tape while the paint is still pliable and uncured?

    Or does not not even matter?
    What matters -- and negates your remove the masking before/after the paint dries question -- is that the models surface is clean, freshly abraded, scrubbed down, and degreased with an appropriate solvent before any glue, filler, putty, paint, or clear coat goes down.

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    Once you handle the model with your scummy, oily, greasy, smelly paws it is contaminated with what is, in essence, a release/masking agent that must be removed before applying any of the above mediums. If you don't, the primer won't adhere properly to the model. And this applies to the later overcoats as well.

    David

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  • Ken_NJ
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    David, how long do you wait to remove the masking after painting? I've seen where paint on the model is sometimes removed with the masking. It may take days for paint to fully cure and harden. Would it be better to remove the tape while the paint is still pliable and uncured?

    Or does not not even matter?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Ken_NJ
    I hate sanding/finishing into fine corners like you did. Still have to perfect that technique.
    You big goof-ball! I've seen your work. You're already doing it! Here are some abrasive tools and tricks to put under your hat, Ken.

    Files and scrapers are also abrassives.

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    David

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  • Ken_NJ
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    I hate sanding/finishing into fine corners like you did. Still have to perfect that technique.

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