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Does anyone have any tricks to painting around the flags on a 1967 fuel door,,,Thanx
 

Vetsvette2002

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Careful, patient, masking is the key. If the masking isn't right, just re-mask it until it is. Oh, and get the right masking tape from your auto body/paint supply wholesaler/retailer, the chepa tan stuff from the hardware store won't give the results you seek.

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Careful, patient, masking is the key. If the masking isn't right, just re-mask it until it is. Oh, and get the right masking tape from your auto body/paint supply wholesaler/retailer, the chepa tan stuff from the hardware store won't give the results you seek.

Don


I agree. It just takes time and care.



 

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Does anyone have any tricks to painting around the flags on a 1967 fuel door,,,Thanx

Whenever I need to do any detailed masking, I use a magnifying visor (twin magnifying lenses that you wear like a visor) to make sure that the lines remain exact and crisp, but any magnifying device would work. I usually use the blue painters masking tape, but if you need to stretch around curves, you may want to try something vinyl like pinstriping or electricians tape. Good luck!
 

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I think he taped it upside down. :L

The auto paint stores have a product called fine line tape. It gives a crisp edge and comes in several widths.
 

jims427400

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Herb,
Your comment "I think it looks crooked" was classic.. I've never met 67 HEAVEN but I do remember when he reworked his rear bumper becuase someone made a similar comment.
67--I think the gas cap is perfect...
 

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