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Painting Aerofoam Jets

Old 04-12-2023, 04:33 AM
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I have a AF L39 with the blue-black-white camo scheme. I wish to paint the tip tanks yellow. Which is easy enough to do. But I'm concerned about masking over the model. Sometimes the tape will pull up the paint from the foam.
Has anyone have done this and what masking tape has the best results?

Thank you,
Old 04-12-2023, 08:03 AM
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I just painted a foam jet and the yellow frog tape worked great for me. The yellow frog tape is low tack so it won't pull the paint up as long as you are careful pulling it up.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi
Hi,
I have a AF L39 with the blue-black-white camo scheme. I wish to paint the tip tanks yellow. Which is easy enough to do. But I'm concerned about masking over the model. Sometimes the tape will pull up the paint from the foam.
Has anyone have done this and what masking tape has the best results?

Thank you,
Make sure you reglue your stab mounts
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Originally Posted by Desertlakesflying
Make sure you reglue your stab mounts
What!? Will they eject on a high roll rate?
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What!? Will they eject on a high roll rate?
Mine came loose less than 30 second into maiden. and of course I almost got it back with totally unpredictable control. they won't fly off, but they will come loose and cause uncontrollable pitch. Then, Global will blame you and tell you to p1ss off.
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yikes!

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