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Why do my dipped bowties look terrible?

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I just dipped my bowties today, and the edges look terrible. I taped off everything, applied 3 coats of dip, then cut along the edges with a knife (don't have exacto knife) while peeling the tape, but my edges still look terrible. I also feel like if i wipe the bowtie too hard with a towel or anything that the dip will start peeling. Will glossifier help that? Are there any stores that carry the glossifier or do I have to order online?
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I just dipped my bowties today, and the edges look terrible. I taped off everything, applied 3 coats of dip, then cut along the edges with a knife (don't have exacto knife) while peeling the tape, but my edges still look terrible. I also feel like if i wipe the bowtie too hard with a towel or anything that the dip will start peeling. Will glossifier help that? Are there any stores that carry the glossifier or do I have to order online?
Try cutting the outline before peeling, remember this stuff stretches so if you are pulling and cutting its going to shrink up on you.

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Get a sharp exacto knife and score everything before you peel it. If you're not making a clean cut to begin with, you'll never have a clean edge.

I did mine this weekend and they came out perfect

 
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Put tape to the middle of the chrome so you paint over part of it. 30-45 mins after applying final coat just peel the tape away. The dip will cut itself on the edge of the chrome. No need to do it manually.

I would use 4 coats as well.

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This. There is definitely enough of a gap between the chrome trim and the inner bowtie for the edge to cut itself while removing the tape.
 
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