STEP 6 Prep the Fenders and Hood
You can paint the black for the trim and on the inside of the body, but that’s more work and those sections will have a shiny finish that’s not scale. To make things easier and more scale, paint those details on the outside of the body by using the overspray film as your mask. Using a sharp hobby-knife blade, cut the overspray film along the corners where the fenders meet the body; you can connect them by painting the bottom of the body the same color. On my body, I wanted to have black on the raised section of the hood to enhance its look, so while I was cutting the overspray film for the fenders and sides, I took the time to take care of the hood. The hood has a raised portion along the sides and back that guide your knife along, but the front doesn’t. You can solve that problem by applying a strip of tape along the edge that you want to cut and use that as an edge to run your knife along. Use just enough pressure to get the knife through the overspray film, then carefully remove the film in the areas where the black is being applied. For fun, I applied a Jeep mask on the exposed Lexan of my hood to give my body a little extra something.
If you don’t have a hard edge to run your knife along, apply a strip of tape and use that as a guide.