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Old 11-21-2019, 10:19 PM   #1
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I am just a short time away from painting my bus and I want to make sure I have everything together. I was just looking at masking. What should I get?
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:33 PM   #2
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I have watched folks use a masking paper and tape dispenser. It looks like a real timesaver. I have not tried one yet. I will be ordering one when I get ready to paint.

A tip that I received from an accomplished painter: Use good painters tape and don't leave it on too long.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:07 AM   #3
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Put the masking paper far out from the area you plan to paint. Overspray can travel a ways, even in a controlled air-flow environment.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:34 AM   #4
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I’m going to be painting the rub rails first in my driveway. I’m just going to use .8 mil plastic and blue tape. Then I’m going to a rental paint booth and I’ll need to mask everything. I keep thinking that I’ll need everything when I show up, but they have stuff there so I should not worry about it. Seems like paper is preferred by the pros. Probably because it’s less affected by the air out of the sprayer.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:31 AM   #5
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I知 going to be painting the rub rails first in my driveway. I知 just going to use .8 mil plastic and blue tape. Then I知 going to a rental paint booth and I値l need to mask everything. I keep thinking that I値l need everything when I show up, but they have stuff there so I should not worry about it. Seems like paper is preferred by the pros. Probably because it痴 less affected by the air out of the sprayer.
I think that the paper used with the dispenser is faster as well. Perhaps there is a YouTube video demonstrating their use?
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:14 AM   #6
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Another thing I. Some across last night is the use of cord or wire to hold the window gaskets off the surface of the paint so the paint doesn’t end at the gasket and create a hard edge. I think the toughest ones are going to be the ones on the passenger door. Maybe wood dowels or something...
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:20 AM   #7
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For those that want some auto body paint education there痴 a series of videos on YouTube that are produced by the Eastwood Company. Definitely worth watching.
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The problem with the plastic sheeting is twofold. First, it is prone to static charge which will attract ll sorts of junk you don't want in your paint and second, paint does not stick very well to the sheeting and an indirect waft of air from a spray gun is enough to lift the paint film from the sheeting and dump it into your work.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:18 AM   #9
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I think that the paper used with the dispenser is faster as well. Perhaps there is a YouTube video demonstrating their use?
Personally, I have not had much success with the paper/tape guns. The pre-taped paper works much better.
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