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    Default Masking Tape for Antifouling.

    I will be re-antifouling my boat next month.

    Last year - the worst job was removing the masking tape from the waterline.

    After a couple of days in the hot portuguese sun it was baked on. Parts of it needed removing with acetone and it was a long slow job.

    Can anyone recommend a good masking tape so that I can take some decent stuff out with me and make the job this year a bit easier?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb26 View Post
    I will be re-antifouling my boat next month.

    Last year - the worst job was removing the masking tape from the waterline.

    After a couple of days in the hot portuguese sun it was baked on. Parts of it needed removing with acetone and it was a long slow job.

    Can anyone recommend a good masking tape so that I can take some decent stuff out with me and make the job this year a bit easier?

    Thanks in advance.
    always always use the blue tape, its more expensive but can be easily removed after some days
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    Blue masking tape? Not heard of it but will investigate - Halfords??

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb26 View Post
    Blue masking tape? Not heard of it but will investigate - Halfords??
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    Peel it off as soon as you have finished.
    Pull it back at 180° (back on itself) to avoid lifting the coating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakesailor View Post
    Peel it off as soon as you have finished.
    Pull it back at 180° (back on itself) to avoid lifting the coating.
    Ditto that .
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    +1 NEVER, EVER leave making tape on more than a day. Straight off as soon as the paint has skinned over.

    Also, don't use the rolls you found in the back of a locker that were left over from 2 years ago...... if they don't shred to bits while you are putting it on, they will when you come to take it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha22 View Post
    +1 NEVER, EVER leave making tape on more than a day. Straight off as soon as the paint has skinned over.

    Also, don't use the rolls you found in the back of a locker that were left over from 2 years ago...... if they don't shred to bits while you are putting it on, they will when you come to take it off.
    the blue will come off after a week even last years old part used will do the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb26 View Post
    Blue masking tape? Not heard of it but will investigate - Halfords??
    Homebase, B&Q etc

    But use the ordinary stuff and remove it immediately

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    Did mine last sunday with old masking tape of dubious quality that had sat in my garage for years, and when that ran out I used old duck tape to do a last few fiddly bits.

    Stick it on, do the paint, give it a bit to firm up/skin over..pull off tape. I had no problems with all my manky stuff. Just don't leave it stuck on (mine was so good it needed persuading to stick in the first place)

    OTOH get some blue tape as suggested.

    Tim

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