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Tamiya masking tape

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Do you really need the dispenser sold with the tape or can you get away with buying a refill roll on it's own and make do without?

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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Why would you need a dispenser? The tape needs to be held by hand in all sorts of angular ways to the work and a dispenser would only get in the way.
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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 pm

Peter Butler wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Why would you need a dispenser? The tape needs to be held by hand in all sorts of angular ways to the work and a dispenser would only get in the way.
They sell a tape dispenser with tape which costs more than just the tape on it's own so I will just buy the tape after what you have just said :thumbup:

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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by Dasher » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 pm

You certainly don't need the dispenser to use the tape - and I don't dispense my tape from the dispenser. I do store the tape in the dispenser though as it keeps the edges in good condition.

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Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:50 am

Who sells the cheapest please.......... :thumbright:
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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by IanC » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am

Dasher wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 pm
You certainly don't need the dispenser to use the tape - and I don't dispense my tape from the dispenser. I do store the tape in the dispenser though as it keeps the edges in good condition.
I agree. With masking the edges are important and that's the reason I too keep all my Tamiya tape in the dispenser.
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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:14 am

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Peter Butler wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Why would you need a dispenser? The tape needs to be held by hand in all sorts of angular ways to the work and a dispenser would only get in the way.
They sell a tape dispenser with tape which costs more than just the tape on it's own so I will just buy the tape after what you have just said :thumbup:
More more spent on something your don't need...When I use the tape I can get into all kinds of angles...Anne thinks I am practising some Yoga..... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by GTB » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:07 am

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Do you really need the dispenser sold with the tape or can you get away with buying a refill roll on it's own and make do without?
I've never seen Tamiya tape availble without the dispenser here in Oz, but it's a while since I bought any........

Since I am allowed to share the house by the resident felines, I keep it in the dispenser. Left open on the workbench the exposed adhesive picks up fur and other debris over time and furry masking tape is the last thing I need when painting. It's also easier to find the free end of the tape when it's in a dispenser.

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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:54 pm

I went to HobbyCraft at lunch and it cost Β£2.50 for 6mm roll, 10 metres worth.

I will store it in a plastic sealed tub or chinese takeaway tray.

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Re: Tamiya masking tape

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:09 am

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:54 pm
I went to HobbyCraft at lunch and it cost Β£2.50 for 6mm roll, 10 metres worth.

I will store it in a plastic sealed tub or chinese takeaway tray.
Thanks Tom, will be off to Hobbycraft... :thumbright:
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