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#463627 - 11/17/12 12:19 am when to remove masking tape  
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How soon after applying clear coat should I remove masking tape?. I already screwed up one project .. left the tape on too long I think,the clear coat was dry and hard and broke away as I removed the tape!!!
Thanks for any and all help.
James.

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#463637 - 11/17/12 1:14 am Re: when to remove masking tape [Re: limeyrider]  
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Clearcoat should be the last stage after all taping is done- but the answer is about 15 minutes or less- just after the paint has started to 'tack'.

Masking tape sucks- should use striping tape which is expensive!
I just used electrical tape to mask off some stripes on my rims- worked great for bending and curving, and peeled off clean after about 15 min's.!



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#463660 - 11/17/12 3:47 am Re: when to remove masking tape [Re: JBMorris]  
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Thanks for the reply and the tip JB....that's what I was looking for.
James


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