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Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« on: March 29, 2013, 10:35:06 AM »
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 I'm trying to scratchbuild a few shells.I used to use model car striping tape to do body lines,but I can't seem to find it anymore.I need stuff thin enough to do something like the panel lines on something like an F7..Anybody know anywhere I can get it? Pactra makes tape,but it's way too wide.Looking for tape this thin,this is an FT casting I did 30 years ago..
   
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 12:17:41 PM »
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Would any of the MicroScale striping decals will work for you?
http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=STRIPES
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 12:57:38 PM »
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Lou, might I suggest  Archer HO or O scale weld lines? It would seem to be perfect for your needs.
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 05:06:50 PM »
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If you want the tape, try an art supply store.
It's probably labelled as "graphic chart tape".
Comes at least down to 1/32";a couple $ for several hundred inches.
I'm pretty sure I used to get it in 1/64" too.
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 05:40:27 PM »
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Kiasutha is correct - the brand name of the graphic chart tape that I am familiar with is Chartpak, and it comes in widths down to 1/64", or 2.5 N Scale inches.  My local hobby shop has always had a decent supply of the stuff. 

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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 05:56:28 PM »
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You can also make your own. Take two new X-acto blades and clamp them tightly together (I use a small nut and bolt, locked together with some CA). Lay a strip of tape on a piece of glass. Run the two blades down the tape using a steel straightedge. This will create a very slender piece of tape.
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 11:19:37 PM »
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Lou, might I suggest  Archer HO or O scale weld lines? It would seem to be perfect for your needs.
Daniel,the Archer Weld lines are,well,welds,LOL!! I'm probably gonna end up using Archer rivets on top of what I'm making from the tape.

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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 11:25:14 PM »
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If you want the tape, try an art supply store.
It's probably labelled as "graphic chart tape".
Comes at least down to 1/32";a couple $ for several hundred inches.
I'm pretty sure I used to get it in 1/64" too.
Thanks guys!! I'll hafta hit an art supply store tomorrow..If not,David,I was kicking around an idea like that if I couldn't find tape..I actually have a really nice tape I use for powder coat masking,it's a hard,green plastic,fairly thick,and cuts easily...

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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 01:08:35 AM »
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I've used the graphics tape as tie-down bands, and it seems to be what you want.  The only problem is that it eventually comes loose, at least on wood and paper surfaces.  Elmer's glue under the load solves that, but you may need to use a suitable glue on yours as well.
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 01:15:53 AM »
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I've used the graphics tape as tie-down bands, and it seems to be what you want.  The only problem is that it eventually comes loose, at least on wood and paper surfaces.  Elmer's glue under the load solves that, but you may need to use a suitable glue on yours as well.
That's not a problem.After the master is done,I'm gonna prime it,and make a mold..

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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 01:17:09 AM »
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I used a company in MA....can't remember the name right now. ...I'll need to look. .. but they have all sorts of colors down to 1/64".
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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 10:33:07 AM »
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I got mine off the bay - there are several vendors. 

They had several colors and widths - I ordered white @ 1/32"


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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 10:37:03 AM »
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I got mine off the bay - there are several vendors. 

They had several colors and widths - I ordered white @ 1/32"
I couldn't find anything on ebay..I was looking for model car striping tape and striping tape,though..

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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 10:56:03 AM »
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Smallest size on Ebay at the moment is .060..[1/16..] just a little too big..

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Re: Anybody know where I can get REALLY thin striping tape?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 11:05:06 AM »
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I actually have a really nice tape I use for powder coat masking,it's a hard,green plastic,fairly thick,and cuts easily...

I use just plain Scotch tape. It's how I made these--

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