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Ken Martin

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Hello Friends

I am sure I am the only one who forgets to mask parts, but I do it often enough that I thought this might help someone.  Before using the idea below I used to use sand paper which was hard to control and even harder to get just the area I wanted removed.

Photo below shows the bottom of two Easy Basics Car Carriers.
Note the one on the Right is the problem.
I forgot to mask for the axle support.
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Not a big deal.
Photo below shows the tools needed to fix.
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1 An x-acto knife with a new blade.
2 The mating part.

Photo below shows using the mating part as your guide.  Place the part where you want it, then move it just to the inside, and score the paint with the x-acto knife.
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This will make a nice clean cut in the paint and be enough inside the mating part so the removed paint will not show.

Photo below shows the results of scraping the edges with the x-acto knife.  I like to scrap the edges first along the scored line.
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Now you have a nice clean edge and can scrap the rest of the paint with the flat sharp edge of the blade.

Photo below shows the results.
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Note:  When doing this remember you are most likely scraping fairly fresh paint.  Be sure to clean the little bits of paint off quite often because if you touch them you might press them into the painted surface and they will stick and mess up your paint job.

I am sure this tip will not be needed by most of you, because you think before you do.
Not me, I do first then think and fix later.

Happy Toy Making


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Thanks Ken nice idea, it's an age thing I think. haa haa lol
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You have that Right Roly
Seems the older I get the more I need the tip above.

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Ken - Good tip, I too have had to do this a few times, well really, many times.
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You mean you have those Seasoned Moments as well?  
The term Seasoned Moments comes from Susie, because she always tries to be kind when referring to her older partner in this adventure of life we are going through.
In other words Me.

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