Quick Tip – Masking Parts

Here’s a quick tip when painting those hard to mask parts like the groves on the Booster Covers and inside surfaces of Power Couplers.

I wanted to use rubber latex to mask of my parts but for the life of me I couldn’t find any in local stores. Short of time and rushing for C4 I came up with an alternative – Elmers Rubber Cement – which is made from mostly Latex. It’s readily available at most craft stores. It’s goes on clear so somewhat hard to apply as it’s hard to see where you’ve already covered.

If you can get Liquid Latex then I’d recommend using it – but in a pinch the Rubber Cement worked for me.

Masking Hard to Paint Parts with Rubber Cement

Posted by Chris on August 5th, 2007 in Finish/Paint | 2 Comments

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  1. Ward remarks on

    When you masked with the Rubber Cement, did you have an issue removing it after the MULTIPLE layers of paint applied?

    When did you remove it . . . immediately after painting, or after the paint dried?

    I am having a heck of a time getting the paintwork done on the boosters because of this. :)

    Any help would be great.

    I have been slowly collecting parts over 3-4 years and have legs, ankles and outer feet coming in the next few weeks – and am getting excited to soon have my R2 standing!

    Thanks!

    Ward Jones
    -Maker of the FIRST all solid aluminum booster covers!

  2. Chris remarks on

    i waited until the paint was fully dried and cured before i removed the rubber cement. it was a little hard at first but found that a sharp X-acto knife worked best to pick it out.

    leading up to C4 i was in a real rush to get stuff done. if i had to do this again i really would recommend using the real latex masking stuff, but as i said i was in a rush :)

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