PDA

View Full Version : best time to tape?


TheCoatingStore.com

39chevy
06-05-2014, 08:57 PM
I have a 3 piece hood and 2 sides will be 1 color, center will be different color. question is how soon can I tape my painted sides to paint center diff. color? My paint is single stage if this matters, thank Dana

Len
06-05-2014, 09:10 PM
I have a 3 piece hood and 2 sides will be 1 color, center will be different color. question is how soon can I tape my painted sides to paint center diff. color? My paint is single stage if this matters, thank Dana

The time the paint will take to dry enough to that tape will depend on several variables....

1. The type of paint used.
2. The solvent speed used.
3. The temperature during and after painting.
4. How heavily the paint was applied.

And probably a few more variables.

Tape time can go from an hour to several days but reading the paint manufacturer's technical info for the paint products you're using should give you good info.

39chevy
06-05-2014, 09:18 PM
thanks Len, I will take all this in, got a headache, Dana

Len
06-08-2014, 09:01 PM
thanks Len, I will take all this in, got a headache, Dana

One thing I should mention about taping on fresh paint is that you should try to remove some of the sticking power of the tape. I do this by running the tape across my pant leg before applying it to the paint.

39chevy
06-29-2014, 08:43 PM
great tip, I won't forget this one, thanks again, Dana