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masking a racing stripe tips?

Old 01-22-2006, 09:36 PM
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Default masking a racing stripe tips?

Is there anyway besides trial and error to make sure the mask on a racing stripe is perfectly centered and straight down the body?

Any tips for doing it?
Old 01-22-2006, 10:10 PM
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Default RE: masking a racing stripe tips?

measurment. Thats wut i do just measure it at certain points along the length of the body and place the masking tape between those points. it will pretty much guarentee a straingth line unless yur tape is wavy. Just look down the body line to check. I hope i explained the process if not i can detail it some more.
Old 01-22-2006, 11:01 PM
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Default RE: masking a racing stripe tips?

I came pretty dang close if i do say somyself, just eyeballed it.
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:46 AM
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Default RE: masking a racing stripe tips?

i did too i put a single 1/8 in stripe down the center and then two pieces on the sides of it and peeled the skinny one off. look at my gallery
Old 01-25-2006, 11:49 AM
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Default RE: masking a racing stripe tips?

I read on another forum that a laser level is a good way to mark the center of a body.

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