Good Masking Fluid

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    Good Masking Fluid

    Can anyone reccomend a good one, im using Micro Mask by Microscale Industries and it pulls a lot of paint up when being removed.


    Thank you

    Vobio

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    I have used winsor&newton masking fluid and also grumbacher Misket liquid Frisket for my masking.

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    a lot of guys use the windsor & newton stuff, but i prefer to use good old fashion toothpaste.

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    windsor & newton works great. let the paint set overnight before you peel off the masking and you won't have any paint lifting

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    This is the stuff I use. Masquepen Homepage | Masquepen
    You can get it at Hobby Lobby.

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    This is the stuff I use. Masquepen Homepage | Masquepen
    You can get it at Hobby Lobby.
    okay, I looked this stuff up and it looks great, in-fact I believe I'm excited I can get it here in NZ! Just what i need for my helmet paint-up... no more killed brushes.... sweet

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    Thanks for the help everyone, Im gonna go with the windsor and newton, I know they sell It at Jerrys Artarama along with the graphite paper.

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    if they have the grumbacher its orange which works out better than the almost clear windsor and newton

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    Thats my biggest problem with the windsor & newton, when your remasking areas its quite easy to miss bits as it dries clear, and you only find out after youve painted and removed it
    Welsh

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    woodman, that stuff is the best idea ever. I'm sick of ruining brushes

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    I swear by the Windsor and Newton's, but that Masquepen looks very intrigueing for small details.
    I shall pic some up and give it a shot.

    BTW- this is the lates Jetpack i painted with W&N masking fluid;


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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    I use the masquepen to do all the outlining and the small details but I use plain old liquid latex from the model railroad section to do any large areas and fill in the outlined ares I did with the masquepen. The latex is $15 for a pint. cheap.

    And that's an awesome job on the JP!

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    slave1pilot, did you splatter the mask on for the very fine silver pinhole size dots or is that topical?

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    apolifka said: View Post
    slave1pilot, did you splatter the mask on for the very fine silver pinhole size dots or is that topical?
    yes i did.
    I don't know if i like it though.
    The splatter seems to obvious in the sunlight and at a right-angle.
    It's mire subtle when not viewed head-on.
    This is an in progress pic before some weathering was added (The splatter is already there)
    Last edited by slave1pilot; Aug 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM.

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    For those of you who use the Winsor & Newton, what is the specific name of the fluid you use? I have found multiple on their website (art masking fluid, colorless art masking fluid, permanent masking medium, etc.) and I am a bit confused about what to buy.

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    Re: Good Masking Fluid

    art masking fluid has a yellowish white tint to it.

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