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Greg McKenzie 104/07/2012 04:59:10
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Years ago in my hot rodding days you used to be able to buy masking tape that after it was applied, a central section could be removed leaving a gap that paint could be applied making a line.

I have done a search but have not come up with any suppliers. It was a much easier scheme than two bits of masking tape.

Kimosubby Shipyards04/07/2012 07:54:23
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Greg,

I've some of this, at 1mm wide in an initial strip about 5mm width. I got it from:-

www.miskinmodels.co.uk

It's great for water lines at small scale, and for hull markings and deck stripes etc.

Kimosubby.

Greg McKenzie 104/07/2012 10:39:26
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http://www.tcpglobal.com/pinstriperdepot/psdfinesse.aspx

I was given this web site by a car restorer in the states and it looks promising

ashley needham04/07/2012 11:18:04
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or try www.hobby.uk.com. comes in a roll containing various widths

Ashley

Greg McKenzie 104/07/2012 12:11:51
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Where did hobby hide it?

ashley needham04/07/2012 13:43:02
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Trimline it is called, you get 2.5m of sticky stripes, various widths all same colour per roll £2.95

Ashley

Greg McKenzie 111/07/2012 01:42:39
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Have ordered some Trimline from Hobby and am looking forward to its arrival. Thanks for the "Heads Up"

Colin Bishop, Website Editor11/07/2012 11:04:52
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Trimline is good stuff. Some people are put off because it is a tape rather than paint but in fact it is so thin that it looks just like a paint line, particularly if the hull has been subsequently varnished (although this is not strictly necessary).

OK, you can detect it if you run your fingernail over it but do you really want people doing that to your precious model?!

Colin

Greg McKenzie 124/07/2012 10:29:53
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Hobby did a great job as it arrived today. Now to apply it !!!!

Colin Bishop, Website Editor24/07/2012 13:18:06
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Be careful not to stretch it when applying. Just let it lie naturally and press down with a cloth or something similar.

Colin

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