Eliminate Paint Bleed Under
After applying masking tape over
the base color, seal the edge of the
tape by painting it with the same base
color. Now apply your second color.
Removing the tape will leave a nice,
sharp edge because any paint that
seeped underneath the tape will match
the base color. If the base is unpainted
or is covering film, or you do not have
matching paint, use clear paint to seal
the tape line.
Cutoff Wheel Storage
No matter how careful I am, I always
break brittle Dremel cutoff wheels
when I’m done using them. I solved this
problem by drilling a 1/8-inch hole in the
plastic cap of the cutoff wheel container.
Now I simply return the partially
used wheel back to the container still
mounted on the shaft with the shaft
sticking out of the hole and the cutoff
wheel protected inside of the container.
Adding Color to Epoxy
When making repairs, especially on Styrofoam
airplanes, I mix one drop of resin pigment into my
epoxy glue to color the adhesive to match the repair
area. This helps to make the repair nearly invisible. I add
one drop of white pigment in my epoxy mix to fill in
little dings and dents on my foam aircraft.
HT 3 Model Aviation JULY 2017 www.ModelAviation.com