Masking tape won't stick to itself

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I'm trying to mask the rear side window off. My masking tape sticks just fine to the rubber window molding. However, I when I covered the window with paper, the masking tape would not stick to the masking tape that was stuck to the rubber. What do I need to do?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:55 am
get some good 3m tape. i hope your not useing some cheep tape from wallmart, you'll be sorry :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:07 pm
,,yep,,,he is right. Get the good stuff.
You will regret using cheap tape!
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badsix wrote:get some good 3m tape. i hope your not useing some cheep tape from wallmart, you'll be sorry :)


:realmad: I'm using masking tape from Harbor Freight. I also bought some (more expensive) blue masking tape from them as well and it doesn't seem to have this problem so I think I'll re-mask using it.



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thats Horrible freight, there on the same block as Wallmart i would still get some good 3m tape :)
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"Harbor Freight" strikes again......................
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:05 pm
sure hope we dont see a post in the near future about a harbor freight gun screwin up a paint job.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:38 pm
tomsteve wrote:sure hope we dont see a post in the near future about a harbor freight gun screwin up a paint job.


:rotfl:

Also clean the glass and rubber with laquer thinner good. I like the yellow or green 3M tape. White American Tape is ok too if you don't get it in the sun too long.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:16 am
Some cheap tapes are ok but it's pretty much pot luck,1 box might stick fine but the next might be junk.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:32 pm
tomsteve wrote:sure hope we dont see a post in the near future about a harbor freight gun screwin up a paint job.


Harbor Freight all the way. I ended up resorting to duct tape for masking. Today, I laid 2 coats of epoxy primer. I used the cheap $10 Harbor Freight gun.

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