Re: the use of tape

Posted by Steve Miller on May 14, 2004

3M Fineline is easy to apply since it is plastic and conforms nicely to curves. Remove the tape after each coat of paint. (Based on my experience with it.) I like to pull the tape just after the paint sets. I don't wait for it to cure. Others do wait so thats up to you.

How long you need to wait to use it over the other paint depends on what kind of paint it is. Most paints need several heating and cooling cycles to really get hard. The paints like Interlux Brightsides or the Poly enhanced porch paints seem to need a full week to get there. Terry is right about sitting the boat in the full sun if you can.

Good luck!

In Response to: Re: the use of tape by Terry Mcadams on May 14, 2004


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