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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    This is definitely a great write up, Mike. I directed a few from another forum to show them how masking is meant to be done.
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    What do you think of this?

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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    That's either a great pratical joke or they're trying to be really really careful when polishing taillights!
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by techjazz View Post
    That's either a great pratical joke or they're trying to be really really careful when polishing taillights!
    They actually rode cross-country so taped it off to protect the paint haha
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    I saw the whole article. Good read!


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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by roushstage2 View Post
    I saw the whole article. Good read!
    +1.. very interesting haha
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    like everyone else is saying.. Great post Mike!
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    What I discovered is that of all the products used during a polishing routine with a taped car, the tape is actually one of the more expensive items. Of course, this is after the investment of a power tool and pads. Blue tape is not cheap and green tape is slightly more expensive. You can go through a half roll if you tape all plastics and this does not include seams, etc if you use a rotary.
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    What if you are using a DA with something like ScratchX and you want to avoid all the trim looking white? You would still tape right? I assume a 1" strip would be good so you dont run over the trim. There really is no splatter to deal with.

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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by JuddGA View Post
    What if you are using a DA with something like ScratchX and you want to avoid all the trim looking white? You would still tape right?
    Correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by JuddGA View Post
    I assume a 1" strip would be good so you don't run over the trim. There really is no splatter to deal with.
    Also, you can slow down, focus on the task at hand and be careful.

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