Sunday, September 7, 2014
Estes Guardian Build, Part 9, Lower Body Silver and Black Paint
The body tube is to be painted black. Here's how I masked off the fins.
First the root edges got a mask with Scotch tape. You can see the black marker line at the root edge.
Copy paper was folded over and taped down covering the rest of the fins.
The mask turned out well except for a light bleed on one side of a fin.
I used a damp Mr. Clean sponge to remove most of the black.
I won't use the magic sponge again on a metallic paint!
The sponge did remove the black paint but dulled the aluminum paint. The sponge works better on solid, non metallic colors.
I had to re-spray that one side of the fin.
I was happy with the mask.
The lines are sharp and clean even over the top of the rounded leading edge.