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Username Post: What went wrong?        (Topic#362937)
belairbob50 
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10-16-20 11:23 AM - Post#2805599    

Tried to paint the stainless steel hub caps for my 1950. After the S/S was polished, they were cleaned with a metal prep for painting. Both the bowtie and the background that was to be painted was sanded with 100 grit paper. After that, the entire area was cleaned again with metal prep. A coat of self etching primer was then applied. The bowtie and the circle around the background were taped with 3M vinyl tape. The blue was painted first and after it dried, it was covered up and the gold background was sprayed. I let it dry for 24 hours. I took an Exacto knife and cut next to the tape. When I tried to remove the tape (on an angle) some of the paint came up with the tape. Any thoughts?
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2blu52 
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10-20-20 08:02 AM - Post#2805820    
    In response to belairbob50

Can not help with your problem but we avoided it on my 52 by using blue plastic tape. It was still there when I sold the car after 20 years.

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Dicey58 
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10-25-20 05:11 PM - Post#2806191    
    In response to belairbob50

My experience is that you really got to get that tape off as soon as you can. 24 hours is too long. I waited too long(overnight) once and peeled the paint. Now I get it off as soon as possible and it has never happened again.



 
belairbob50 
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11-16-20 07:13 AM - Post#2807853    
    In response to Dicey58

Problem solved. When I polished the stainless, I must not have removed all of the buffing compound. Used cotton swabs with the metal prep to get into the corners. I used the same tape, same paint and shot each color. I did remove the tape after a couple of hours this time. They turned out great. Thanks for the information.



 
wagonman100 
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11-16-20 02:40 PM - Post#2807886    
    In response to belairbob50

Glad it worked out for you this time.

Jay
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