Poly paint question

I've taped up my yak with 3m's striping tape.  If I put a coat of Interlux paint on it, go back after the appropriate dry time and apply another or two layers of paint, will I shred my paint lines upon removing the tape?  (The paint having dried across that tape-to-hull seam.)  I had no problem doing this with the Interlux primer, but that was a different sort of surface....

Appreciate anybody's experience with this;

Thanks,
Larry


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RE: Poly paint question

Hi Larry,

I used Pettit Easypoxy for the "strips at the deck/chine and bottom chine. I used regular blue tape. It came off well without hurting the paint. I took it off when the last coat was wet.

Dan 

RE: Poly paint question

Dan, that's good to hear. 

I was less than impressed with how this Interlux went on... thin foam roller and it left bubbles EVERYWHERE!!!  I tipped it out, which seemed to help a lot, and the paint must have a great leveler in it, 'cause when I'd made my way back around the boat, it actually looked pretty good. 

Tomorrow's another day!

Thanks for the insight,

Larry

RE: Poly paint question

Easy Poxy also bubbled with roller, had to tip it out also, but it flattens well.

Dan 

RE: Poly paint question

All paints bubble with rollers, that's why they have to be tipped.

RE: Poly paint question

Thanks Laslo, was hoping you'd weigh in here!

This morning I did a test pull of the blue tape (that covers the 3M tape) and it came up quite cleanly.  I think I'll just have to be careful and pull in the right direction.  I may lightly score the lines with a razor prior to pulling, just to be sure.

Larry

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