How To Use Vinyl Paint Masks

1. Use a hobby knife to remove all of the unusable portions of the mask. You should be left with the paint masks only.

2. Apply the reusable transfer tape to the section of mask you want to apply then use a plastic card to firmly rub the transfer tape onto the vinyl. Carefully peel the vinyl mask and transfer tape from the backing and prepare to install the mask into your clean polycarbonate body.

3. When Applying paint masks ensure that they are pressed well into all of the body contours by rubbing them firmly with your finger. Gently peel away the Transfer Tape leaving the paint mask only adhered to your body.

4. Use painters masking tape to extend the paint design into neutral areas of your body such as wheel wells, windows, or below the body cut lines. At this point you should also apply masking tape to any other parts of the body that you do not want painted.

5. Just before painting make sure that all of the edges of the mask are firmly pressed down to avoid “paint bleed”. Apply paint in extremely light coats, especially the first coat, to help seal the mask edge and prevent paint from pooling. Try to spray from dark colors to light but if this is not possible with the paint scheme you have designed be sure to “back” the light colors with white or silver paint before applying the dark  colors on top of them.

6. Allow sufficient time for the paint to dry then remove the vinyl masks by pulling them along the cut line ensuring a clean edge. Once the paint masks are removed you  are ready to apply the next color.

7. Allow the paint to dry, cut out your body, apply the decals, and you are finished!


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