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poster putty masking

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I used poster putty or Blue Tack, as I've seen it referred to, to mask a cockpit. I must have left it on too long because when I removed it, it left a lot of residue behind that I've found difficult to remove. I don't want to use a solvent for fear of damaging the paint work. any suggestions? thanks in advance

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Did it leave pieces of the actual tac behind, or is it just a discoloration?

If its prices of tac, tac always sticks to itself better than anything.

If it's a discoloration and you haven't cleared it, you might try color sanding the finish with 6000, 8000 or 12000 wet/dry, then flat/gloss clear from there.

 

I usually do a gloss layer under the tac, as it doesnt like flats much.

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There are apparently oil-free variants of this stuff available, and it apparently doesn't leave any residue behind. I've never seen any locally, but if you can get it, it might be worth trying next time.

 

Kev

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