Friday, April 14, 2017
PML Lunar Express Build, Part 17, Masking The Dark Green - TIP
All four fins are to be painted dark green.
Here's the first root edge tape. Masking this leading edge is more difficult with the curvature of the tail done joint.
The epoxy fillets leave a rounded leading edge joint.
One the left is the first three pieces of marked Scotch tape set down. More pieces are added to give a rounded end.
Regular masking tape will go down next filling in the larger areas between the fins.
TIP: To help avoid any paint lifting some of the tape adhesion is lessened by pressing the tape against the pant leg of my jeans. The tape is stuck down and lifted three or four times. This leaves fiber threads on the adhesive side. It still sticks but not anywhere near as much as the tape right off the roll.