peeling paint

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    peeling paint

    Is there a trick to not getting paint that isnt supposed to come off when you pull back the frisket after everything has dried to not peel off with the frisket (esp. in the fine detail areas?) I'm airbrushing my layers on and letting everything dry for 24 hours but when it comes time to pulling off the frisket...not only does the frisket come off but so does a majority of paint that was untouched by the frisket...most discouraging.

    If anyone can help me with this issue I'd love to hear how you got around this.
    James

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    Re: peeling paint

    can you post a pic? I have had this happen with the tape but not with the masking fluid.

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    Re: peeling paint

    Are you using acrylics or enamels , acrylics are prone to the problem you describe

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    Re: peeling paint

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    Sorry for quality but...the silver lump there is supposed to be much more jagged with nooks and crannies and less like a blob.
    The grey is humbrol #79 using Terminal Fettler's tut. It is acrylic and I just realized this doesnt really happen when I use enamel so I think that is probably why.

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    Re: peeling paint

    Yeah I have noticed that with acrylics where is does not stick well to the enamel to avoid that I usually try to seal the layer in between with a clear coat.

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    Re: peeling paint

    what are you using as far as masking fluid? Also the silver may be the problem paint doesnt like to stick to some silvers

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    Re: peeling paint

    Grafix frisket. I think Jinto nailed it though, tried a test strip and the enamel performs better than the acrylic when peeling back the frisket. Thanks for the help guys!

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    Re: peeling paint

    What kind of silver are you using? Sometimes paint can be tricky sticking to some metallic paints and will flake off, so I usually use a clear coat on top of silver before I do any actual masking.

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