What do you use for masking glue joints?

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Forum topic by juanabee posted 12-08-2011 09:50 PM 1322 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2011 09:50 PM

What do you folks use to mask a glue joint when finishing before glue-up? I have heard the glue from masking tape can spoil the absorption of glue.

I have some masking fluid I use for masking watercolor paper. It works very well and doesn’t leave any residue (it can’t or would show up in spades in a watercolor).

What is your best method?

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 10:03 PM

I’ve used the blue tape. There are some times when I have had some residue. I just use a solvent (alcohol) to remove it.

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 11:01 PM

Frog Tape or paraffin … just rubbed liberally, on both sides of the joint.

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