What tape do you recommend? The blue 3M shrinks and leaves glue around corners for me, especially when it"s hot, which is most of the time here.yes mineral spirits is a little more gentile than the 710 but both will work. if your tape is leaving residue then you need to find different tape. i have used the finesse tape before. its packing tape with a low tack adhesive. that tape doesnt leave residue when its fresh. key word fresh. if its been sitting around awhile it leaves residue all over the place. i quit using that stuff years ago. there is much better out there.
Zero need for intercoat in this case. No real need to worry about tape issues if you give the base enough time before striping. Overnight would be plenty. Main thing is to not have anything masked for too long a time. Tape it out just before you shoot, shoot it, untape it as soon as it is dry enough. This way your tape is only on there for a few hours. Always pull straight back on your tape for the cleanest line possible.I would like to paint Black Pearl stipes over white base coat. My question is should I lay down a intercoat clear over the entire basecoat or just over the area where I plan to put the intercoat mixed with the pearl in following coats?