Just purchased a few rolls of tranition tape (from Autodody store) and I'm not to sure about using it. Do I change it after priming and sanding? And do I change it after I apply the BC? The reason asking is- I had to apply a light coat of primer to my truck - because the weather changed on me(cold and wet) down hear in Alabama. I sander off the old primer, washed the truck, and I noticed the tranition tape had sanding material and water in it. I replaced it with new tape, and I'm getting ready to prime. A long story - short, Do I leave the tranition tape on during the whole painting process?
Remove the transition tape after you apply the primer and prep the edge before you reinstall more transition tape. I usually use regular masking tape when I prime then remove the tape, prep the edge then apply the Transition Tape before spraying my color and clear.
Originally Posted by B-52
You don't need to replace the tape between color and clear because there is no other prep work needed.
I usually do all of my masking up to about 1/2" from the edge then I apply the Transition Tape then I BRIDGE from the Transition Tape to my mask with a piece of standard 3/4" masking tape. By doing this I can remove the Transition Tape and bridge without removing my masking material and I can dress the edge if necessary with my masking still in place.
When used properly the Transition Tape will leave little or no edge problems to be dealt with. I've been painting cars for 40 years and this is the first time a product has been able to deal with this situation effectively. We now keep several rolls of this tape on hand at all times.