Liquid mask for radio-controlled model - HIKARI liquid mask

HIKARI liquid masking for lexan and RC model bodies

 

Packaging from 500 ml to 5 Liters
Applicable by brush / airbrush / spray gun
water soluble
Available in stock and deliverable in 48/72 hours


16.20£ tax incl.

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What is LIQUID MASK ?

The liquid mask is an essential product in the art of radio-controlled model painting used to cut and paint delimited and scalpel-cut areas on Lexan (polycarbonate plastic) bodies. It is an alternative to adhesive masking.

HIKARI liquid mask forms, after drying, a flexible and transparent masking film for model making and mock up, especially for radio controlled vehicles.

This professional product can be applied with a brush, spray gun or airbrush.
It is odorless and solvent-free. It is translucent, easy to cut and remove.



Why choose liquid mask ?


On complex fairing shapes it is often difficult or impossible to use adhesive tapes or repositionable adhesive films such as "Frisket".

The Hikari Liquid Mask can be applied to any shape of R/C hull, no matter how complex it may be, the application is much simpler and quicker with the application (by airbrush or spray gun) in one go on the whole hull or fairing of the radio-controlled craft (boat, plane, car)
The liquid mask is also suitable for painting motorcycle and car bodies.



How thick and how dry ?


Depending on the thickness you want, you can apply one or three successive coats with a minimum interval of five minutes between each one.

The RC HIKARI liquid mask is a water-based acrylic product : It dries very quickly

In 20 minutes the product is dry to the touch and in 30-45 minutes it is thoroughly dry.

The dry product remains easy to cut with a scalpel. It is advisable to choose a thicker coat if you are going to cover with several coats of paint and color, in order to prevent the liquid mask film from cracking.



How to make a decoration on a RC model hull with liquid masking ?

The product can be applied directly over the LEXAN, or over a coat of paint, whether glossy, matte, or sanded. Once dry, you can then draw decorations with a felt pen on the Liquid Mask, or directly transfer or follow the decorations underneath, because the product is totally transparent. When working on a radio-controlled model aircraft, we work in negative, i.e. in reverse, inside the hull.
After applying the paint to the liquid mask, it is advisable to remove the masking with the tip of the scalpel without waiting for the paint to harden too much. This step should be done when the paint is "half dry and half wet".



Behavior of KIKARI Liquid Mask

It has been studied and designed especially for radio-controlled model making :

  • HIKARI liquid mask is easy to remove, because it is not very adhesive : it avoids the risks of removal of the underlying paints. It does not stick to plastic surfaces or paints. It can be left on for 24 hours or even several days and can always be cut and removed without any problems, unlike some plastic adhesive films.

  • It does not stain the paintings, because it does not contain solvents.

  • It does not tear when you want to remove it. Provided that a sufficient thickness is applied.

  • It is slightly elastic, but not rubbery like latex, which makes it easy to cut.

  • It is dilutable with water, so it can be used with the tools you want.



Mixing

Ready to use, it is suitable for an airbrush of 0.3 or 0.5 mm
Washing of the tools with water

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