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    Aug 27, 2010, 12:55 AM - Good Masking Fluid #1

    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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    Aug 27, 2010, 1:10 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #2

    I have used winsor&newton masking fluid and also grumbacher Misket liquid Frisket for my masking.
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    Aug 27, 2010, 2:01 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #3

    a lot of guys use the windsor & newton stuff, but i prefer to use good old fashion toothpaste.
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    Aug 27, 2010, 2:14 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #4

    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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    Aug 27, 2010, 4:00 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #5

    This is the stuff I use. Masquepen Homepage | Masquepen
    You can get it at Hobby Lobby.
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    Aug 27, 2010, 5:21 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #6

    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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    Aug 27, 2010, 9:37 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #7

    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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    Aug 27, 2010, 12:33 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #8

    if they have the grumbacher its orange which works out better than the almost clear windsor and newton
  9. Aug 27, 2010, 6:35 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #9

    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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    Aug 27, 2010, 9:47 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #10

    woodman, that stuff is the best idea ever. I'm sick of ruining brushes
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    Aug 27, 2010, 10:29 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #11

    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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    Aug 28, 2010, 12:39 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #12

    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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    Aug 28, 2010, 10:15 AM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #13

    slave1pilot, did you splatter the mask on for the very fine silver pinhole size dots or is that topical?
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    Aug 28, 2010, 12:16 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #14

    Quote 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 12:22 PM.
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    Aug 31, 2010, 8:47 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #15

    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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    Aug 31, 2010, 9:03 PM - Re: Good Masking Fluid #16

    art masking fluid has a yellowish white tint to it.

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