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Minky

The use of condoms (for masking)

Yep. Genuine question. I've wired a switch and a voltmeter into the shell of my blaster and I was just thinking of a very easy way of masking them but I don't know whether spray paints will eat them and if they do how quickly?

If they hold up during the application of even one coat I think it'd be such an easy win.
SirBrass

If you do try it, remember to use unlubricated.
Boff

Natural latex rubber found in condoms won't survive the spray painting process. The solvents in the paint will denature the material and damage it. Once more my degree comes in weirdly handy... Very Happy
OldNoob

Also the lube is very bad for paint, in this case reverse of ner mal procedure, USE A PLASTIC BAG or paper with masking tape around the bottom.
Minky

Thanks guys. I was hoping that they'd be ready elasticated plastic bags. Oh well.
OldNoob

Ekastic is also not suitable for keeping paint out, it s a natural material and is usually quickly eaten by the solvents in paint. Masking tape is still the best bet for keeping paint off things. Masking liquid can be useful to seal the bottom edges of more flexible things. I use Humbrol Maskol because I can get it locally and it's fairly cheap.

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