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Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Pipescs » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:38 am

I am working on a new boxcar for the American.

Is there anyone out there that produces paint mask from artwork?
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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by FLtenwheeler » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:06 am

Connie Miracle Graphics should be able to help you out.

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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Rick » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:14 am

I will second recommending Connie
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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by PeterCraymer » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:30 pm

I just used a mask made by Connie to letter our club water tower tank. Worked really well and had a minimum of touch-up after removing the mask. Photos show the process and the red paint from the touch up is still wet in the finished product. Still have to touch up a little white! A never ending process for a perfectionist! Miracle Railroad Products all the way!

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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Greg_Lewis » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:51 pm

Any local sign shop that cuts vinyl lettering should be able to do that for you.
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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Harlock » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:44 pm

There is special vinyl masking material that is less sticky than normal vinyl and also semi transparent. Have a vinyl shop cut you a paint mask with it. I have some for my cutter, but I'm not taking commercial orders at this time...
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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Harlock » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:25 am

Also, I should mention that is a very nice script logo. If it hasn't already been converted to digital vectorgraphics, it will be some number of hours to do it justice by hand. Automated convert-to-outlines algorithm from a scan will usually make a big mess of something like that.

See if Connie will deal with it first, if you don't have any luck elsewhere, PM me and I'll consider taking it on.

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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Pipescs » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:28 pm

Connie is going to cut them, She is backlogged and they will not be available until October. Not an issue as the project has a way to go.
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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by rkcarguy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:20 pm

Good post. I'm a ways out as well, but need to eventually source decals or paint mask for my 1/6th scale S12 in Southern Pacific colors. I'd like the #'s, SP scripts, and round "safety first always" and "look, listen, and live" circles that go on each bulkhead.
Can anyone recommend a stencil for the more generic letters used to label capacities and such?

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Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

Post by Pipescs » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:23 am

Connie did mention she would match up the fonts for the graphic. I am assuming she has a library of such and I am sending her photos of the markings I want besides the Kelly Plow photo.
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