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Old 04-04-2004, 06:15 AM   #11
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What Always works for me is masking leaving the canopy frames exposed,
using 3-M , "Fineline" masking tape.(I use 1/8 & 1/4") Then fill in the open clear spaces with regular masking tape. Now carefully sand the framework with 400-600 grit wet or dry paper, then wipe clean. Make sure that all of the tape edges are tight against the canopy before sanding/cleaning or the paint will work it's way underneath the edges. If the canopy isn't attached to the model before painting, make sure you seal up the inside to prevent overspray from getting on it. Been there , done that!
Spray using light coats, allowing a little drying time with each layer. Once
you achieve the desired colour depth, let it dry for a short time, depending on the type of paint you use, then carefully remove the tape. Remove the large areas first, leaving the Fineline in place. Now for the fun part Carefully pick a tape end with with your Xacto knife and start to pull it, keeping your hand at a very, shallow angle so the tape "Cuts" the paint cleanly.
This method has always worked for me using any type of paint from Dope to Epoxy, give it a try.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #12
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I paint my canopies and cowls with topflite monokote.right out of the spray can.I use monokote coverings so the paint is a good match.I mask off the areas then i take #400 wet sandpaper just to scuff the surface up.Then put on the paint.Top flite is fuelproof and do not need to use primer.Does a great job.Check out my pictures on the super chipmunk,and corsair.Go to profile.
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