PAINTING STRIPES ON SPONSON

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mark couty

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I have multiple stripes to paint on the sponsons of my 1982 AVL. Does anyone have a tip or trick to taping off nice evenly spaced and smooth flowing curved lines around the sponsons. Thanks to all.
 

wingnut

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I always use the same tape as the spacer. If that makes sense. It wastes tape but it works well for spacing
 

Mike Hughes

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Go to your local auto paint supllier. They will have the good 3M striping tape in a bunch of diiferent sizes. Works great if you plan out your colors nicely.
Mike
 

Kez

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I would use striping tape as Mike has suggested. The best (thinnest) stripping tape I've ever used is the Carl Goldberg ones. Not sure if they are still available

If you must paint the stripes, I have read a technique many years ago in one of the hobby magazines. For the AVL, paint the entire deck with the color of the strip first. In this case it is the dark blue. Mask and spray the light blue area. Then use fineline masking tape to mask the blue strip and spray white over it. Remove the masking tape and you have the dark blue strip. I have tried it in the past and it worked well. However you will end up with three layers of paint. I am also slowly building a AVL and my plan is to use striping tape.
 

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