painting corrugatted aircraft?

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  1. Bernhart

    Bernhart <b>2012 Forum Fantasy Football Champion</ b>

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    anyone have a method for painting planes that are corrugatted? I'm doing a JU 52 and not sure how would mask it that would stop any paint running along the corragations?
     
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    herman1rg Well-Known Member

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    Light use of airbrush, thin coats
     
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    Yup. And point straight at the mask, perpendicular.
     
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    Try using a liquid mask.

    When I was sign painting I used Gripflex. It's a rubberized liquid that could be applied with a roller or sprayed in multiple coats for coverage. It was water based, and when finished just peel it off. Any problem areas it was just a spray from a hose kinda melted it so it could be washed off.

    I just got a small bottle of mask from the hobby shop for them pesky areas. Apply it, use a straight edge and a light touch to trim the line, or even freehand a line. Peel off the area to be painted and Bob's your uncle.

    Is this what you were after???
     
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    Bernhart <b>2012 Forum Fantasy Football Champion</ b>

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    thanks sounds about right
     
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    Might try FROG masking tape. Has a special adhesive that reacts with paint to eliminate any creep. Run a fingernail or toothpick along each valley corrugation to make sure it sticks there
     
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    With the liquid mask there is no need.
     
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    I think Bill is right. There is no need for using toothpicks when masking with a liquid mask ( e.g. Maskol of Humbrol etc... ). Also I would suggest using the Blue Tack that is a reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive. It can be easy adjusted to any surfaces ( flat, rugged or just corrugatted... )
     
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    I used silly putty on mine. With "acceptable" results. But were I to do another, I would do Bill's method.
     
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    Have to remember this, got me one of these machines to do as well. Thanks fellers.
     
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    Of course you would..................
    Made me laff again Paul.......
     
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