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Old 04-24-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Fresh paint + masking tape = ok?

The paint on the front of my Legacy will only be little over a week old when i have to make the drive to Carlisle, PA on the 8th of May, will it be ok if i mask it off w/ a good 3m masking tape (the green autobody stuff or the blue) for the 7-8 hour drive then remove it? Any harm to the clearcoat?
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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think it well be dry to take it f a trip, but if you don't know just go head and do it.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:44 PM   #3
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i dont thing that it will hurt i mean we put paint on freshly baked clear all the time at the shop granted it isnt on for long periods of time worst ting that will happen is it will leave "tape marks" which will come off with a light polish or wax
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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where do you guys buy these tapes? I need to wrap the front, side, mirrors and rear area of my Lotus, and wondering where and how to buy.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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You will be fine after a week. You can getthe good tape that is used in body shops from your local paint supply store or even Napa carries it some times. A litle trick you can do to help not leave marks is, before you place the tape on your car litely stick the tape to your shirt so it's not as sticky, less aggresive in a way, then put it on your car.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:48 PM   #6
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Perfect! Thanks for the info. My car has the starshield (like clear bra) and I want to put it on top for a long 2500 mile journey

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Perfect! Thanks for the info. My car has the starshield (like clear bra) and I want to put it on top for a long 2500 mile journey

thanks!
No I wouldn't do that, masking tape will be fine for the drive down but something that will be on forever will not be good, you should wait atleast a month or 2 before doing something like a clear bra, unless you can remove it after the trip. The paint needs a full month to fully cure, even though it looks and feels dry it still needs time to cure. If you put something like a clear bra on it can cause the paint to bubble, worse cause sinareo
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:56 PM   #8
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No I wouldn't do that, masking tape will be fine for the drive down but something that will be on forever will not be good, you should wait atleast a month or 2 before doing something like a clear bra, unless you can remove it after the trip. The paint needs a full month to fully cure, even though it looks and feels dry it still needs time to cure. If you put something like a clear bra on it can cause the paint to bubble, worse cause sinareo
My car has perfect paint and perfect clear bra. They were on from the factory.

Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:01 PM   #9
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My car has perfect paint and perfect clear bra. They were on from the factory.

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Oh, sorry I thought you were the guy with the week old paint, my bad yo, haha
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