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    i use blue masking tape on my projects every time i try and remove it it leaves a line that is hard to remove i tried to sand it,scrape it, and thinner nothing seems to work i need help

  • #2
    Interesting..... I use blue tape all the time and have never had that problem.

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    • #3
      what brand are you using?

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      • #4
        Try using the clear adhesive shelf liner. You can get if from Walmart - 12" x 30'. Costs less than $6. Leaves NO RESIDUE and peels off easily. Blue tape is much more expensive.

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        • #5
          I use blue tape also. I've used clear tape and regular masking tape but found that accidentally leaving a small piece can ruin a finish, so the few extra cents per project is worth the cost for the contrast between the tape and wood.

          WHODAY - are you making sure there is no gap between the pieces of tape? I can see having a gap would leave a place where glue or sawdust can accumulate.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WHODAT View Post
            i use blue masking tape on my projects every time i try and remove it it leaves a line that is hard to remove i tried to sand it,scrape it, and thinner nothing seems to work i need help
            Make sure the tape overlaps when putting it on
            use a heat gun to help in removing the tape too

            all that said, I spray glue the pattern directly to the wood, and remove with mineral spirits. then wipe the piece with mineral spirits again and done.

            I tried tape (hat the small pieces that do not remove with the larger ones
            tried plastic tape, same problem and saw dust seems to gather more in the overlaps
            Jim
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            • #7
              What kind of line ? Is it tearing up the wood grain?
              I have never had an issue with 3M blue tape. It was my go to for the 4 x 4 inch ornament stacks that I make around Christmas. That said I rarely us it now. I have been using the contact brand clear shelf liner for my larger projects for many years but recently switched to the Duck Brand after Charles Hand mentioned it to me. I like it it much better. I do pre sand all of my wood to 320 before use.
              Rolf
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