Suggestions for masking films

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by bwise, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. bwise

    bwise New Member

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    Hello folks,

    I was wonndering if anyone had suggestions for a low-tack frisket film that would work well for painting the aztec pattern on my Polar lights NX-01. I tried some airbrush frisket I got at the local art store and it left a residue on my model that required sanding that area down and repainting to rectify.

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Bill
     
  2. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What brand was the stuff that left a residue? I use frisket paper. You can get it at Hobbytown USA or at Hobby Lobby. I have never had it stick to a model or leave any residue behind.

    JDH
     
  3. bwise

    bwise New Member

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    I don't know the brand off hand. I'll check tonight when I get home. The film I bought leaves a residue if it stays on more than a couple of hours. It actually pulls some of the enamel off. How long do you leave the frisket in place as a rule?

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  4. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have left it on overnight before with no problems :)
     
  5. DangeRuss66

    DangeRuss66 New Member

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    Did you put down a clear barrier coat on top of your paint before you applied the misket?
     
  6. bwise

    bwise New Member

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    Nope. I just painted the hull with model master aluminum enamel, and let it set up for about a week before tryinmg to apply the hull pattern in steel using the frisket. I did another test recently where I laid down the frisket and left it on for an hour or so and took it off with no residue. Then I left a piece on overnight and it left residue, in fact it picked up part of the paint as well.
     

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