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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

My son and I are building an NSR500 motorcycle model, and are in the process of spray-painting the tank and bodywork, using multiple colors in a scheme of our own design. What kind of tape should I use for masking, and where can I get it? I tried regular painters tape, but it doesn't stick very well and some of the paint is seeping underneath it.

Also, how long should you wait after painting an area before you remove the tape?

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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

Have you tried pin-striping tape? I used to use it on model cars because it is more pliable and sealed the edges really well. Just lay down the edge with pin striping tape and then mask the rest with whatever. Worth a shot anyway.
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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

Cool that you're building a model!

Well stocked hobby stores and art supply stores carry a thin masking tape called rice tape. Tamiya masking tapes are excellent as well...get 'em at good hobby stores or online. For large areas, use frisket paper from the art supply store (e.g. Michael's). Or for really strange spots where tape won't work, there are liquid masking products that you brush on and then peel off like rubber cement.

Edit: I like to remove the tape after it has tacked up, but before it's completely dry. Too soon and the edge will run or 'pull', too late and it may chip. The amount of time is dependant on the type of paint, temp, etc., so you kind of have to get a feel for it...you'll probably be able to tell by the appearance of the paint.



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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

.....or you could do what he said. That sounds even better.
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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

Many thanks to both of you! That's awesome help.

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That's a helluva site, Baketech. Thanks!
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Pete : That's a helluva site, Baketech. *Thanks!
Yeah, I hate that friggin place...they have tons of cool stuff for model making, priced just at the flinch factor....

Then they send you cool catalogs to drool over....bastids...

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Baketech, Are you one of those guys who machines his own model parts? I'm sticking with the plastic, myself, but those mini lathes and things sure are cool.
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dB : Baketech, Are you one of those guys who machines his own model parts? I'm sticking with the plastic, myself, but those mini lathes and things sure are cool.
I've built a couple of industrial models...its fun, but impossible to make money at it...

I'd like to have one of those little lathes though, that MicroMark catalog is like modelmaking porn

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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

Thought I'd throw up a couple motorcycle modeling links for anyone who's interested.

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Thanks dB!!!
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Wish I had the patience for the stuff. Looks way cool
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Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested

Just about any hobby shop that sells models will have testors masking tape. I can't wait to see the Tamiya RC211V. It's going to look great next to my others.

Another great site to visit.

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Another great site to visit.

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