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    what is the difference between blue masking tape and regular masking tape when you apply it to wood

  • #2
    I don't know the answer as it applies to the delicate nature of wood in scroll sawing, but here is a good link for the different kinds and characteristics of each. (Click on each one to get a detailed characteristic.)
    http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home...-tape-reviews/
    Hank Lee
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted.

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    • #3
      From what I understand about that and from observations made using both this is what I believe.
      ( 1 ) The Blue Tapes glue has a much longer hardening time than the regular brown / tan masking tape
      ( 2 ) That the blue also does not generally leave any residue on the wood
      ( 3 ) The top surface of the blue tape is better suited to handle paint, finishes, etc without bleeding through to the surface of the wood.
      ( 4 ) Both the tan and the blue seem to "lubricate: the blade as it cuts reducing burning on woods such as cherry

      Hope that helps
      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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      • #4
        Just bear in mind all blue tape is not the same. By that I am not just talking brand. You want the clean release tape. Normally the darker color blue to almost purple are the better ones. Yes they are more expensive. The issue with the cheaper ones are they tend to stick to well and must be removed within 24 hours or you will need to remove by sanding or a razor blade. The better tapes can we left up to a couple weeks and are still easy to remove.
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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        • #5
          What Scott said, also the adhesive is not as strong so it doesn't damage the painted walls it was meant for. For us it is easier to remove.
          Rolf
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          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            (2) If you leave it on a piece of wood for a year, there is some residue and it is harder to remove. Just saying.😊
            Betty

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            • #7
              Originally posted by will8989 View Post
              (2) If you leave it on a piece of wood for a year, there is some residue and it is harder to remove. Just saying.😊
              and I thought I was bad......

              Scott
              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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              • #8
                Good info. I have always used blue painters tape, but did not know there was a "clean release" never look when I buy. I certainly will next time.

                Just went and looked at a unopened roll I have and it does have an "Adhesion" chart on it. I got "medium" . I know what to look for now,
                Last edited by Scrappile; 04-13-2017, 10:32 AM.
                AKA Paul from Washington State

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                • #9
                  You want the stronger stuff when you tape the kids to the wall.
                  Rolf
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                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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                  • #10
                    Being a painter for some 50 years, well didn't use tape that much, free hand cutting in, but when I did would use frog tape green and yellow for real sensitive finishes, in the last 15 to 20 years, that its been around, RJ
                    Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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                    • #11
                      In my years of yacht varnish maintenance we used blue tape where it was going to stay on for 3 to 4 days and green tape where it was to stay on for up to a week. The customary buff coloured tape was never left on overnight and generally used for a few hours only.

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                      • #12
                        Hobbyhorse Nice BMW!
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          I am always amazed and impressed by the depth of knowledge on this "scroll saw" forum.

                          I love when answers come from folks who have solid experience and really know stuff, and aren't just giving their best guess. It's hard to fault people for wanting to be helpful, but I cringe every time I read something that I know is incorrect, especially when it's from someone who has enough general credibility to be believed without being questioned or challenged.

                          I would hope that if I ever post something that seems incorrect, someone would point it out, either publicly or by PM.
                          Carole

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                          • #14
                            regular masking tape lifts up wood fiber on Baltic birch blue not so much
                            Last edited by butch1008; 04-14-2017, 02:58 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Rolf .. it is my very favourite bike.

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