NX-01 HFrisket issues

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bwise

New Member
Hi folks,

I'm having some problems with the airbrush frisket paper I'm using to mask my panels for the Aztec pattern on Polar Lights NX-01. After laboriously cutting out the pattern for the primary hull, I painted a layer od steel modelmaster enamel over my protected base coat of aluminum model master enamel. I waited about 15 minutes then peeled off the friusket paper. The panels looked great except wherever the frisket had been in contact with the aluminum coat it had left a residue, slightly tacky and defintely visible.

This is very discouraging and I don't know what might remove the residue without damaging the paint. Short of that I'm not sure what to use as a frisket when I inevitably start over. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? Thanks

Bill
:cry
 

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Malbona

New Member
Are you using Testor's Metalizers? If so, there is your problem. The instructions say to mask with wet paper only, no adhesive backed masks. Otherwise, I have no clue.
 

bwise

New Member
I am not using Testor's metalizers, I'm using Model Master Aluminium and Steel enamel. Even with Blue painters masking tape it pulls up the paint which ruins the smoothness of the finish. I have used masking tape many times to mask models painted with enamel and never had this problem so I'm assuming it's the metallic paint that is the cause. I'm thinking of trying doing a layer of clear coate between paint layers to protect/seal in the metal paint.

Anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks
Bill

:confused
 

tgreco

Sr Member
Let the first coat of paint dry for a week to make sure it's as hard as possible before masking and painting

when I've worked with metal colors in the past, if they weren't sufficiently dry they always seemed more likely to peel off when removing masking
 

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