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i am about ot take a road trip and would like to mask off the front of my car.

will the blue painters tape be ok in the rain?(scatter storms throught the day)

its going to be a 3 hour drive.

and should i remove the tape once i get there n remask it? or should i just leave it on. leaving home on friday n heading back sunday morning.

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Bring some extra tape with you and see how it is when you get there.

Either that or wait to tape it until you get there
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and in the future look into investing in a 3M bra
 

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yea i'll have extra tape.

i just wanted to make sure the tape wont leave crap on my car cause it got wet

thanks for the replys
It shouldn't. Might want to bring some goo gone, too in that case. If you wipe it down real quick if theres shit left over it'll come right off.
 

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Texas Highways + Long drives = Shitload of Rock Chips


Texas Highways + Long drives + Tape = No More Rock Chips

As for the 3M clear bra...that's something that should be put on the day you buy your car---preferably before you even drive off the lot.

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rock chips,bugs,crap

i went there couple weeks ago right when i got the car and there was so much crap on it. it took so long to clean off as well
 

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Texas Highways + Long drives = Shitload of Rock Chips


Texas Highways + Long drives + Tape = No More Rock Chips

As for the 3M clear bra...that's something that should be put on the day you buy your car---preferably before you even drive off the lot.

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Or after you get it repainted like I'm planning on doing
 

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Texas Highways + Long drives = Shitload of Rock Chips


Texas Highways + Long drives + Tape = No More Rock Chips

As for the 3M clear bra...that's something that should be put on the day you buy your car---preferably before you even drive off the lot.
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that is not true...you can put it on at any time and from that point forward will save you all the rock chips you would have gotten from then on


yes, like anything it would be nice to do right away, but if you want to prevent more chips then you can put it on anytime

if not then he would not put on the tape at all, after all I doubt he is driving it off the lot today
 

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Texas Highways + Long drives = Shitload of Rock Chips


Texas Highways + Long drives + Tape = No More Rock Chips

As for the 3M clear bra...that's something that should be put on the day you buy your car---preferably before you even drive off the lot.

-J
painters tape will not stop rocks
 

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Tried it once, as soon as it started getting wet, the shit just peeled off :(

One thing I liked to somewhat prevent this...

1 layer of painters
1 layer of duct tape
1 layer of painters to hide nasty duct tape


that seems to withstand rain pretty well
 

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Tried it once, as soon as it started getting wet, the shit just peeled off :(

One thing I liked to somewhat prevent this...

1 layer of painters
1 layer of duct tape
1 layer of painters to hide nasty duct tape


that seems to withstand rain pretty well
holy shit man...how much is your time worth?

how long does it take you each time and how many times have you done that? how much have you spent on tape?
 

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Not for sale :laughing:

Takes me anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours

I've only done the 3-layer thing once or twice when I knew it was gonna rain, otherwise it's usually just one simple layer on front bumper, 1/2 of hood & fenders....although next meet I'm doing spoon replica :laughing:
 
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