Painting Q&A: Masking Paint

Q: What kind of masking paint will resist dissolving during gold plating?

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Q: I am looking for a masking paint that will not peel or dissolve during gold plating. I am currently using an Everlube product called Henco Mask Type 1 & 2, but I am not getting positive results. Thank you.


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