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Offline Pierre Delecto

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Masking For Clear and Blue Clear Coats
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:33 AM »
I have a project where I want to have tinted poly and clear poly on the same piece made out of ash using vinyl masking templates to separate the clear from the blue. I am using water-based poly for both coats and I'm sanding down to 220. I've tried applying a few coats of clear poly (sanding in between) and then applying vinyl stencils for the dyed coat. In some cases there is some bleeding under the stencils in the grain of the wood, so I am not starting with a flat/sealed surface. I've tried regular vinyl and adhesive vinyl with the same result. I recently tried with 7 coats of poly (sanding in between coats) before applying the tinted poly and got the same result. I'm thinking about applying a de-waxed shellac, then applying the vinyl mask, then applying the tinted poly. If that works, then I can apply a clear poly over top of the whole thing. Any advice? Thanks.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Masking For Clear and Blue Clear Coats
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 08:24 PM »
Try Frog tape. Apply the tape to follow the template. Spary the edge of the Frog tape with water, this activates the sealing agant in the Frog tape. Apply the template over the from tape.

Hope this works, all I got.