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  1. asok's Avatar
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    Dec 31, 2007, 4:26 PM - Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #1

    I am painting my test armor and I bought some stuff called Micro Mask. I painted my armor in layer and let it dry. No I am having a very hard time getting the mask off.

    What brands have you had good luck with?
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    Dec 31, 2007, 6:07 PM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #2

    I use Parma.
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    Dec 31, 2007, 6:39 PM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #3

    Winsor & Newton for me. I've had a single bottle for over 2 years, and it's still going strong.
    Just as easy to use today as the day I bought it.
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    Jan 1, 2008, 1:30 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #4

    To be honest, I have never successfully used micro mask, it really just stains the paint around it and leaves paint streaks when you clean it off
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    Jan 1, 2008, 4:04 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #5

    I have just been painting my shoulder bells and after reading post about liquid mask and not having a clue about it I use some glue I had to hand. Copydex, as it is called here in blighty. It is like a laytex rubber type of glue (can be quite messy). Painted it on, painted my colour and simply peeled off when dry, worked a treat and did not harm the previous coat. I have a massive bottle so problem solved.
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    Jan 1, 2008, 12:10 PM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #6

    i used micro mask on my rotj armor...worked just fine for me... but

    the trick ive found w/ that stuff is you have to put it on heavy, and dont leave it on over nite. you gotta take it off after a few hrs. and if the micro mask is any bit still wet or tacky when u paint it wont come off worth a darn.

    if u intend or need to leave it on for longer periods of time then go with windsor&newtons........super jedi swears by it
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    Jan 1, 2008, 12:24 PM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #7

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Winsor & Newton for me. I've had a single bottle for over 2 years, and it's still going strong.
    Just as easy to use today as the day I bought it.
    ditto on that. i did 3 helmets, 2 sets of gauntlets, all my armor and knees x2 with 1 bottle.

    i would have still had it, but i dropped it on a concrete floor. yeah, the bottle is glass.

    great stuff. kills your paint brushes though, so i use low end watercolor brushes and throw them away when i'm done.
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    Jan 2, 2008, 9:31 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #8

    Where can I find some of this liquid masking tape? I'm going to be painting my armor soon. Thanks!

    -Matt
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    Jan 2, 2008, 10:30 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #9

    Humbrol Maskol =
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    Jan 2, 2008, 10:47 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #10

    Quote jawafive said: View Post
    Where can I find some of this liquid masking tape? I'm going to be painting my armor soon. Thanks!

    -Matt
    any art supply store should sell it. i get the windsor & newton stuff @ AC Moore. they are all over the place in MA, no idea if they are elsewhere.
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    Jan 4, 2008, 3:56 PM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #11

    I think SD68 used the Windsor & Newton masking fluid on his scratchbuilt helmet also.
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    Jan 27, 2008, 10:01 PM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #12

    For those who are looking for the Windsor & Newton brand, here is where to find it at Michaels. Find the air brushes and fluid was on the middle of that row. It was $12.99. Do not forget your 40% coupon that made it $8.79.

    Here is a pic. Thanks superjedi.
    Last edited by asok; Jan 27, 2008 at 10:56 PM.
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    Jan 28, 2008, 8:11 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #13

    i used cheap colgate toothpaste pretty effectively!!
    Last edited by Wolfie; Jan 28, 2008 at 10:37 AM. Reason: typo
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    Jan 28, 2008, 8:14 AM - Re: Looking for Liquid Mask suggestions #14

    Thanks for posting that ASOK. I have been looking for some. Now I just have to get a coupon.

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