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More motors for the Missus 21 Feb 2018 03:47 #82303

Piratediverdog wrote: Try a automotive paint supply store for some thin tape to make your lines



Have to agree, painters tape also has less chance of pulling paint off with it which is the other nightmare of putting on stripes.

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More motors for the Missus 21 Feb 2018 03:25 #82301

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Yeah, I thought about that. Just getting my ducks in a row... I plan on painting several motors this summer...

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More motors for the Missus 21 Feb 2018 03:22 #82299

Try a automotive paint supply store for some thin tape to make your lines

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More motors for the Missus 21 Feb 2018 03:04 #82296

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Is there a preferred type of masking tape to use to get clean edges?

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More motors for the Missus 19 Feb 2018 23:33 #82270

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not a happy camper today, my worst fears happenned.......up at 5 this morn with an x-acto knife......seperating the masking and trying to keep a clean edge........i managed to salvalge the best i could..........i believe it had somethin to do with my last wash.....the masking soaked in some alcohol, my fault, rushing........paitence of a road runner........didn't let it dry long enough.......

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i have coated a couple of them,and probably this one as well........my understansing is its not neccasary, just more so for future repairs to any scratches in the paint.......but it is recomended from what i gather to clear coat the fuel tanks, because of the increased exposure to gasoline on the vynal........

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More motors for the Missus 19 Feb 2018 02:00 #82243

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Neil,

Do you clear coat the decals?

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More motors for the Missus 18 Feb 2018 04:16 #82225

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Or, instead of clear, use the other color as a seal on your masking.

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jabe wrote: ...my worstest fear is bleed through on the edging mask.


One trick I've used to make the masked edge crisp is to shoot a coat of clear along the mask first. If that bleeds you won't see it, and it seals things up for the color coats that follow.

Looking good so far. It'll be a thing of beauty I'm sure.

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More motors for the Missus 18 Feb 2018 01:02 #82224

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no kiddin...........i gotta wonder if at the factory, Johnson had a jig that masked the white to spray the bronze.........i am believing, that the cream color was self etching, first step..........then a jig to cover the different yrs too spray the bronze...........being production line, they had to have somethin to streamline the process............china wasn't invented yet..........

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More motors for the Missus 18 Feb 2018 00:53 #82223

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That's why I'm sticking to Mercs... only 2 colors and they're not on the same part.
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