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Spraying over binding Taper or scraper?

 
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When spraying color coats and clear coats do you tape or scrape?
Tape
57%
 57%  [ 8 ]
Scrape
21%
 21%  [ 3 ]
Both
21%
 21%  [ 3 ]
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skydog



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Spraying over binding Taper or scraper? Reply with quote

When spraying color coats and clear coats do you tape or scrape?
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Joe Desperado



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

both...no way around it in my opinion.

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Vince



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh... I don't know Joe... I generally have really good luck with taping with pinstriping tape... not masking tape but the vinyl pinstriping tape... leaves nice crisp lines and seals completely 99.9% of the time.
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MikeP



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
not masking tape but the vinyl pinstriping tape... leaves nice crisp lines and seals completely 99.9% of the time.


+1

Tape, then shoot some clear to lock it down, then do your colour coats.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I taped and scraped. The problem when scraping is to make sure your binding is either uniform in width or that the scraper is measured to the thinnest part. I had a problem because I thought that the binding was going to be the same size all the way around my Les Paul. It was a hair thicker/thinner in spots. So I actually revealed a little maple in two areas. Good thing was that it was so small that I was able to tape and shoot just a little Gold over those parts and then re scrape. It melted together very well and is unnoticeable. Would have been better if I caught it right away...Dean
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missionguitars



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeP wrote:
Tape, then shoot some clear to lock it down, then do your colour coats.


Good advice right there, had color sneak under my tape last time...remember to pull the tape relatively quickly after spraying too!
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