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    Only comment I would make is that blue coloured blu-tack is actually greasy which can mark the underlying paint (red is very prone to this). White coloured blu-tack is actually a better bet as it has less impact on the paint as it contains less oils and grease).

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    I use the yellow blu-tack which isn't too bad either, but my go to for anything fragile is silly putty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuneBrush View Post
    Only comment I would make is that blue coloured blu-tack is actually greasy which can mark the underlying paint (red is very prone to this). White coloured blu-tack is actually a better bet as it has less impact on the paint as it contains less oils and grease).
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    How do you do to not pull of undercoat paint while you take off the the mask ?
    Sometimes, fine layers of paint are taked off with the mask...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shi Vral View Post
    How do you do to not pull of undercoat paint while you take off the the mask ?
    Sometimes, fine layers of paint are taked off with the mask...
    Sealing between masking and coats can cut down on this, especially if paint is really thinned down.
    I've had some good experiences with Glad Press N' Seal for larger areas. I also like using this stuff for "masking" off areas for sculpting so that the putty won't stick to stuff so I can keep the pieces separate when painting.
    Alzo- I've used Mold Builder Latex which comes off in one piece much better than the typical latex masking stuff. Yeah, it's a bit expensive but I've got a ton of coupons for Hobby Lobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shi Vral View Post
    How do you do to not pull of undercoat paint while you take off the the mask ?
    Sometimes, fine layers of paint are taked off with the mask...
    I've shared that pain... If I know I'm going to be doing some serious masking with I make sure that I wash the model before I prime it. Generally the reason you pull off undercoat is that it's not adhered properly due to grease or similar - even the grease from your hand can do this. As Chrispy says though, sealing between coats can help prevent this.

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    inter clears- light coats of clear coat (Dulcoat) between layers will help a bunch.
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    I was serious about the Silly Putty: There's no stick at all so you needn't put on varnishes/coats before putting it on.

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    Almost too little stick with silly putty, most of the time I have to wrap it around something to make sure it stays put.

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    Ditto on the Silly Putty. It works great for me.
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