Eduard Canopy Masks?

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  1. dneid

    dneid Active Member

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    Hey, Guys,
    I grabbed an Eduard canopy mask set for the Gentile '51 I am doing while at my LHS. They were on sale reeeaaaal cheap, so I thought I would give em a try. My problem is, I cannot get a clean peel away. Every time I try, I get a layer of backing with the mask. Just what am I doing wrong?
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    Hmm. Must admit I've never used them, as I normally just use tape, but it's possible they've been subjected to heat, or humidity, and partially bonded to the backing sheet. I'm presuming the backing is a shiny, 'grease-proof' type of material. Maybe that's why they were going cheap ?
     
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    I've only used Eduard masks that were supplied in kits I bought and have not had the problem. Maybe try getting a sharp blade between the mask and the backing but this method will soon be more pain than what you paid for them.
     
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    I've used them on occasions and only find that at times the impressed cut is not always clean, but a sharp knife soon fixes that. My reckoning is that Terry could be right and that Andy's suggestion be tried. I usually peel them back by first releasing a corner of the mask from the sheet and then gently pull the rest away with a pair of tweezers.
     
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    With you on that Vic....
     
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    I pull away the excess and leave the mask portions on the backing.
     
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