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October 25, 2006, 04:34:59 AM
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Doly Sinaga

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I've been using sticky tak ( I use the green one made by Faber Castell) to hold parts when painting. The problem is when I used it on painted surface, it left a ghastly mark that wouldn't come off. I had to strip the paint and redo the painting. Does any of you encounter the same problem? Do I have to change brand and use "Blue Tak"?

Thanks,
doly

October 25, 2006, 04:38:17 AM
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Blu Tak doesn't leave a mark on painted surfaces. I've used it as a camo mask before and it works excellent. It lifts off easy and doesn't effect the paint. A handy tip when using it too, is that if there is any left on the piece that you can't get off, just press another piece against it and peel it off to remove the excess.

October 25, 2006, 09:09:30 PM
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Vinny

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Dolly, I think I've had a similar problem.  I use some 3M putty stuff I found at the office store (guy said it was the same, so...) and sometime it leaves like a residue that when I try to paint over it, the paint comes out a different shade.  My suggestion is to put the sticky tack on a part of the piece that won't be seen.  Like the inside of armor, or a peg, for example.

October 25, 2006, 10:15:20 PM
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Doly Sinaga

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Thanks for the replies guys.

I thought it over and I came up with this, I would put masking tape over the painted surface and then put the green tak over the masking tape. Hopefully this would work because I have to paint both inner and outer sides.

But I'd buy the Blue Tak anyway, I want to do woodlands camo scheme in the future  :)

October 25, 2006, 11:22:49 PM
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If you're goingt to use masking tape (and you might run into a problem with it pulling paint off), then go to the paint section of the hardware store and get some blue masking tape. Also, you'll want to paint the inside of a piece first.

Of course, the best solution is the blue 'Tak.
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