I am painting a Super Cub inmilitary colors using the Poly Fiber system. After I applied the Poly Tone(olive drab) and then masked certain areas for the insignias, I was surprisedto see that the masking tape was leaving marks on the olive drab. The Poly Toneinstruction manual says that you should wait 12 hours before applying anymasking tape to Poly Tone--I waited about 30 hours. I used a good qualitymasking tape (3M fine line vinyl tape -blue). The temperature was in the upper80’s and the humidity was about 45% on the day that I sprayed the Poly Tone.
I talked with the Poly Fiberpeople out in CA and was told to let the Poly Tone dry at least one week beforeapplying any masking tape. Great news since their manual says wait 12hours---what else is wrong in the manual????
I moved the fuselage out intothe sun and let it get a good exposure for two days and the marks were hardlyvisible. They seemed to melt away.
Has anyone out there hadtrouble with masking tape marks on Poly Tone???
Just one final note toclarify my description of “masking tape marks”. The areas where I appliedmasking tape changed the finish appearance from semi-gloss to a flatfinish--the marks were NOT tape adhesive from the masking tape--the marks canNOT be removed with any type of “Final Wash” or Poly Fiber C-2210.
BTW--I used the Poly Tone asit came without adding any reducer. Poly Tone comes pretty thin to begin with.