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dealing with unruly Frisket

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Neural, Jun 7, 2018.


  1. Neural

    Neural Gravity Guru

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    Are there better options than rolled up film for working on larger pieces? The tube is great for small storage space, but I've lost several square feet just trying to fight with the tendency it has to curl when being peeled off it's backing.
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    Leakyvalve Needle-chuck Ninja

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    It depends on what surface you are using. There are stronger materials out there, but you have to be confident your substrate and your paint won't pull up.
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    Roll it the other way first , tighter than it was.
    Pulling it off the roll the opposite way but allowing it to rub a smooth but sharp table edge with a bit of pressure first also helps.
    Much like straightening dollars on a vending machine.
    Its why the pro built roll dispensers often have a bar in front where the film goes up but can be pulled down across the bar.

    Typically you can also just peel only the leading edge, stick it down then pull the backing out from underneath as you stick it down.
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    don't try to peel it off the backing until you have it on your surface. Peel back, and expose one corner of the frisket, and tack it down to your work piece. Reach under, and grab the corner of the backing and slowly peel it off while rubbing the top of the frisket along the line it is being applied, back and forth, till you have the entire piece down. Save the backing - as you cut pieces from the frisket, stick them on the backing sheet to keep them safe, till you are ready to reapply them to the work piece...
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    Cut the length you need.
    Then grab a pair of scissors.
    In the middle between the foil and the carrier, cut a narrow strip from the carrier.
    Stick the foil. First the narrow strip that you cut out of it.
    Then grab the carrier and pull it from underneath. And immediately press the foil with a cloth / squeegee.
    Do the same with the other half.
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  6. Neural

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    Thanks for the info :D

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