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 Post subject: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Fri 26, 2018 3:38 am 
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Any ideas on what masking tape to use over Mohawk Lacquer Toner?
I just tried the yellow color Frog tape for delicate surfaces, that seems to be more tacky than blue tape.
Pulling it off I can see on the finish where the masking tape was applied.

Thanks for the help !
Lewis


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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Fri 26, 2018 4:35 am 
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Hi Lewis,

Welcome to the forum.

I always use Scotch Blue 2080 delicate surface tape when masking over a lacquer coat.
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Blue-Safe-Release-Delicate-Surfaces/dp/B002YC030Y

This tape will not remove the underlying lacquer and will leave little to no residue.

However, I always inspect carefully for any residue and remove it with goo-gone if needed. Never lacquer over the residue.

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Fri 26, 2018 5:52 am 
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I use the same blue tape and it works quite well.
With the amount of time I put into a cabinet, I can wait a day or two for
the lacquer to set up a bit more before I mask it off.
To me it is worth the little extra time involved.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Fri 26, 2018 10:43 am 
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Lacquer Masking Tape. It's usually green.


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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Fri 26, 2018 10:49 pm 
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I just used the yellow Frog Tape yesterday on a speaker. It left no marks at all. I used Mohawk Lacquer Semi Gloss. It had 4 coats and had cured for just 24 hrs. All 4 coats were done on the same day. Your problem doesn't make sense unless it's the toner in it. Maybe you have to hit it with clear after the toner to seal it. I've never used their toner products. I do use Mohawk quit a bit. I think they put out a quality product.

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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Sat 27, 2018 1:49 am 
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+1 on the frog tape... Have used it for years and never had it pull a finish...


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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Sat 27, 2018 1:51 am 
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the suggestions.
Yes I had put the tape over lacquer toner. Im working on a Philco 80jr, the front has to be sprayed a lighter shade. Had sprayed the outer section with Mohawk Ultra Med Walnut, had dried for over a week. Tape left out line marks, had only been on for a couple of hours.
https://www.mohawk-finishing.com/produc ... sic-toner/

Have not shot the final clear just yet.
Wonder if I can clean the cabinet with mineral spirits before shooting the final clear that was recondmended by Mohawk to use over the Ultra toners.
https://www.mohawk-finishing.com/produc ... sh-clears/

Looking at the 3M blue that was suggested, I stumbled onto Lacquer masking tape that Mohawk carries:
https://www.mohawk-finishing.com/produc ... king-tape/

And 3M 2060 Masking Tape for Lacquer:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-2060-24A-Ma ... ctupt=true

I will try all 3 when they arrive this week.

Frog tape didn't pull the lacquer. just left its' outline on the finish.

Thanks,
Lewis


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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Sat 27, 2018 4:14 am 
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I also recommend yellow Frog tape to avoid pulling off a lacquer finish.

Bob

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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Oct Sat 27, 2018 10:48 pm 
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Hi Lewis,

Could you post a few photos? It would be great to see how your cabinet turned out with the medium brown

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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 7:12 pm 
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Used the Frog tape yellow color.
Used #0000 steal wool to remove traces of the tape.
Used the following Mohawk lacquers:
Heavy Body Sanding Sealer M102-0491
Ultra Classic Toner Medium Brown Walnut M100-0207 for the main cabinet
Ultra Classic Toner Light Walnut/ Colonial Maple M100-0352 for the face inner section
Tamiya Spray Black #TS-14 for the line between the light and medium walnut on the front face.
Tone Finish Clear Semi-Gloss M102-0419 for the final clear finish.

I had read online to use the Ultra Classic Toner Medium Brown Walnut M100-0207 for the front face light section, but I found this was too dark. So I sanded it off, but left the sides that meet the grill cloth this color, makes for a nice 3d effect that maches the main cabinet color.

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 Post subject: Re: Masking Tape Over Mohawk Lacquer????
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 9:48 pm 
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Take a bow!! It looks beautiful. I like the 3D effect. It catches your eye without looking gourdy. I just finish a small Bosch speaker that had small gold diamonds for the grill cloth. None of that around so I found the same cloth you used. I think it looks good in a small cabinet.

Job well done.
Freeman


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