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Masking tape, or specifically the right type for each section of the job, is an important consideration. From left to right: cheap 2- and 1-inch regular masking tape. This stuff isn’t good for edges or really any type of heavy paintwork as solvents penetrate the adhesive qualities, leave residue and might peel underlying paint. Green 3M 1 inch is great for all the masking; it sticks just fine and the solvents don’t penetrate it. X-ACTO blades or razors are needed for clean cuts. The white is a foam tape that goes into all the door, hood, and trunk seams keeping overspray out of the jambs. Finally we have ol’ blue—an 1/8-inch fine-line tape found at your local paint store. This is used for design and tight bends to lay out the patterns.