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  1. bunicula's Avatar
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    Nov 12, 2013, 8:13 PM - masking fluid #1

    is it possible to add food coloring to masking fluid to help make it easier to see where you're painting it on? I have some pretty bright white masking fluid but I was wondering if you could do that just to make it show up better in the event you're painting on something white. that make sense?
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    Nov 12, 2013, 9:07 PM - Re: masking fluid #2

    I dunno. I use humbrol maskol because it is a pinkish purple (which I have no intention of painting something those colors at this time.....)


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    Nov 13, 2013, 9:24 AM - Re: masking fluid #3

    Don't mean to thread hijack, but with the Humbrol maskol, does it work with Acrylics? Is that what is most commonly used to paint Boba helmets?
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    Nov 13, 2013, 9:47 AM - Re: masking fluid #4

    use water color to add coloring to masking fluids
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    Nov 13, 2013, 1:57 PM - Re: masking fluid #5

    I've been using toothpaste as a masking "fluid," though it's thick enough in some spots to identify it off the bat. What I do too is also take pictures of the masking so I know where I put it on there in case I forget
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    Nov 13, 2013, 2:25 PM - Re: masking fluid #6

    Most people tend to use Enamels (either testors, floquil, or Humbrol).


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    Nov 13, 2013, 2:55 PM - Re: masking fluid #7

    Quote catbread said: View Post
    Don't mean to thread hijack, but with the Humbrol maskol, does it work with Acrylics? Is that what is most commonly used to paint Boba helmets?
    yes it works with acrylics too...and most use humbrol enamels like stated above
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    Nov 14, 2013, 4:44 AM - Re: masking fluid #8

    i've added a little red food coloring to my masking fluid (making it pink) and that has helped quite a bit.
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    Nov 15, 2013, 8:37 AM - Re: masking fluid #9

    The food coloring is a brilliant idea! I going to give this a try next time I use it.
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    Nov 15, 2013, 9:59 AM - Re: masking fluid #10

    water color in a tiny tube is about as cheap as food coloring...and it wont stain things...not sure about food coloring and not staining things I know it stains my hands....
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    Nov 16, 2013, 3:47 AM - Re: masking fluid #11

    Quote saint_nasty said: View Post
    i've added a little red food coloring to my masking fluid (making it pink) and that has helped quite a bit.
    I've done the exact same thing,but I was a bit worried the dye would be left behind when the masking was removed, how's it worked out? Any pink running into paint already down?
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    Nov 16, 2013, 10:02 AM - Re: masking fluid #12

    I added a little blue food dye and have never had any problems.
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    Nov 16, 2013, 11:37 AM - masking fluid #13

    Yes, food coloring is fine: )
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    Nov 16, 2013, 2:28 PM - Re: masking fluid #14

    Quote thebeans said: View Post
    I've done the exact same thing,but I was a bit worried the dye would be left behind when the masking was removed, how's it worked out? Any pink running into paint already down?
    no problems at all. but like i said, i only use a very small amount of food coloring. 2-3 drops of red at most, just enough to tint the latex to make it easier to see once it dries.
  15. Nov 17, 2013, 6:07 PM - Re: masking fluid #15

    I use acrylic paint..a touch of that does the same thing. I learned that from the horror folks for tinting latex inexpensively.

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