Recently, Gary from FBS sent me a selection of their masking products to try in the studio, and I was really looking forward to trying the products, as they have been getting a lot of buzz recently. The thing about hype though, is that rarely does a product ever live up to the promise. I must say though, that so far I have had a good amount of time spent with a few of these products and I am pleasantly surprised in their ability to live up to the hype. The Auto Grafix tape is by far the best masking tape I have used to date. For years I have had my standby 3M 233+ tape which has done well for me, and I had always thought to be the best of the available offerings. That was until the time I spent with the Auto Grafix tape. It is extremely thin and transparent, and the adhesion is perfect for custom painting. I have so far not had a single issue with paint bleeding or underspray under a taped edge, and even masking over freshly airbrushed Wicked paint. The Aqua ProBand Fineline tape is a very nice tape for a clean edge and so far no tape tracking. The 1/16" green ProBand Fineline tape has an amazing ability to navigate a tight radius and as such is quite resistant to lifting.
Overall, so far these products have impressed me greatly and I will post more results as I get through more of the items.
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