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January 16, 2020

Paint and masking test–part #2

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:08 pm
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In a previous post I discussed using a spare Phantom wing from the scrap box as a “testing mule” for using the Molotow masking fluid pen over several different type of paint to see what effect it might have on the paints. I’ve applied  some masking fluid to each paint area.  All the paints were allowed to dry for at least 24 hours before application of the fluid.  Molotow recommends not leaving the masking in place longer than two days, but I am going to push that and see if longer exposure has any ill effects.  You can see in the photo below the masking fluid applied to each painted surface.

2 Comments

  1. […] In the last installment, I applied the masking fluid directly to all three painted surfaces.  Molotow recommend leaving the fluid in place for no more than 48 hours before removing it.  However, my plan was to start at two days and then remove subsequent areas of the fluid at later intervals to see if the extended exposure had any bad effect on any of the painted surfaces.  I sprayed WEM gray enamel over the areas of each of the painted sections where the masking fluid had been applied.  After 48 hours I removed the first masked areas.  The masking fluid came up easily and none of the three painted areas was adversely affected by the masking fluid. […]

    Pingback by Paint and masking test Part #3 | David Knights' Weblog — January 18, 2020 @ 6:38 am

  2. […] posts are here, here and here.  Continuing the testing, I removed the second masked area on all three painted surfaces […]

    Pingback by Paint and mask test, part #4 | David Knights' Weblog — January 22, 2020 @ 6:10 am


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