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Hello group.  I am building the 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire.  I cut out and attached all of the masking before painting the frames on the clear canopy parts.  Of course, being a newbie I guess I was not perfect and paint leaked under the masking and onto the “glass”.  Can someone help with the best way to remove the unwanted paint without damaging the canopy?

Stuart

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I use a wooden toothpick. 

Nick Filippone

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Wonderful - i was afraid there would be more trouble.  Thanks so much!

Stuart

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But be gentle and patient. 

Regards, Nick

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Yeah, wooden toothpick is one of the best. I also take a Popsicle stick and carve it into a chisel edge to do the same thing. Either way works fantastic.

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Thanks to both for the replies.  This model has been quite a challenge and I want to do it justice as best I can.  It quite often has challenged my patience but its a wonderful model.

Stuart

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I'm with Mark on the popsicle stick carved to a chisel edge.  Another option for the same idea is a wooden coffee stirrer.  They're about the same thickness but considerably narrower.

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I use a piece of hard plastic sprue, sanded to a chisel point, and I haven't hard to re-sharpen, as with toothpicks.

 

ED

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Good idea Ed. Thanks for the tip.

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