Paint and masking tape question

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by reflexboy, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. reflexboy

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    When painting a wheel arch inner lip with hammerite, when is the right time to remove the masking tape? Let it dry totally, or pull it off carefully whislt still tacky? TIA
     
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    when its still tacky and why are you painting your inner wheelarch lips
    with Hammerite ?
     
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    The lips will be covered with trim, filled and sealed with Bilt Hamber S50 and special sealant to prevent moisture being trapped. Thanks for the masking tape advice Clive
     
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    Ok, if you have corrosion on the inner lips use the acid first then phosphate treatmemt, and coat them with Rustbuster epoxy primer it will stop miosture
    from getting to the treated surface, dont use hammerite to seal it please
    it do's not work trust me
     
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    Remove the tape as soon as you finish painting.
     

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