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Whats your go to fine line tape?

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by Squishy, Mar 17, 2017.


  1. Squishy

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    Hey loverly peeps, what's your fave fineline. I've been using 3M, but in the past had a little glue residue, and not clean edges - nothing major, and not everytime, but enough to be annoying. So looking to try something else.

    Coast airbrush was promoting some last week on the live feed, but its not available here. So what's your go to?
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    FBS....and don't look back!!! Donna of maple airbrush always has stock!

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    Thanks, cant find it in the UK, seems like all the good tapes are accross the water.

    La rouge is one I wanted to try and cant get that either lol. Good old England :D
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    Australia is the same squishy. If it's not Createx/auto air or 3m it's hard to source without going OS. Then freight comes into play !
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    A friend gave me some FBS tape after she went to the states, I have to say it's pretty damn good!! But as above no dealers in Oz, Iwata won't even supply their new paint wash out pots in Oz :(
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    I hadn't realised how little tape choice there is in the UK til now. Its either 3M or no name stuff from china. But the custompaintshop has something called J-tape, so will give that a try, and let y'all know what its like.
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    The V tape or Vanderman tape is solid! If you can get it!
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    Squishy I prefer 3m over over the j-tape, I find that the j-tape doesn't conform curves as well as 3m and it seems to be a thicker tape.

    I am going to organise a order from coast for some FBS tape, there cost is way cheaper then most retailers here in Australia meaning it will offset the extra cost for shipping.
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    Thanks Paul, doesn't seem to be available here, but will keep looking :)

    Thanks @michael13. Were the edges clean on the j tape. Don't need tight curves this time, but 3m has been inconsistant in that department.
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    Have you found a supplier in Oz for FBS Gold tape??
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    Thanks @michael13. Were the edges clean on the j tape. Don't need tight curves this time, but 3m has been inconsistant in that department.[/QUOTE]

    Haven't used it in a long time but from memory it gave clean edges.
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    I haven't but he FBS fine line from coast airbrush is half the cost of 3m from most oz suppliers. I want to buy a few things like a von dago striping brush And maybe some 3D paintable objects, that aren't available in Australia

    Also found this site and it as a shipping calculator: https://www.cftapes.com/
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    Thanks, I tried to find it but no luck! Got some FBS Gold from a friend and it is very good, worth doing a bulk but I think!
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    For me is the Brillux Tesaflex Fineline Tape the best choice. I think it's all over Europe available.

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    @Micha der Wolf Thanks Micha, that's one I haven't heard of , will check it out :)


    Edit: Hmmmm there's a Tesa manufacturor in the uk, but they are not listing the fineline tape, and can't find a uk supplier. I never realised England was so rubbish for tape lol.
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