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    Hi, can anyone tell me what the difference is between the blue masking tape that lots of you use on projects to green masking tape? I've heard that the green tape is less adhesive and I would think this would make it easier to take off.
    Thanks,
    Bob

  • #2
    The green tape has just enough glue to hold it on a slick surface for painting,not enough to hold to wood.
    Tony

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    • #3
      Thanks for the answer. I was wondering the same. The green tape (Frog tape?) says it's paint sealing is activated by water based paint anyway.
      Ron

      My sawdust gallery

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      • #4
        Thanks. I wasn't talking about Frog tape. I'm talking about ordinary green masking tape. Guess I'll have to invest in some blue tape!!
        Bob

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        • #5
          Hi rbiorde - I use 2" green tape all the time - haven't noticed any problems with it.
          Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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          • #6
            It is not so much about what tape you use. All tapes has a chemical what releases friction, it is like silicone. So you can un-roll the tape from it self. It makes the blade last a little longer and it does not burn the wood so easy.
            I use very little glue on the pattern but put 2" clear package tape over the whole pattern. If some pieces get lose it is very easy to hold hold it down with your finger till you get were the glue is holding again. You can also take a strip of Scotts tape and put it lenght wise in front of the blade.
            I got this tip from the late Patrick Spielman.
            When I am done, the pattern comes off real easy and there is no glue left on the wood.

            FD Mike
            SD Mike

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