I'll briefly review...After panel lines are drawn, you are ready to begin applying © .
Using 1/4 and 1/8th inch wide 3M Fine Line© tape, (not 3M Painters Tape) apply a single strip per side to the "outside" of a "single panel's" perimeter. On tight curves use narrowest width tape for best results. Remember, you are covering your plane one panel at a time. © can be applied directly from the roll without additional finishing process or it can be sanded to a super smooth natural and polished to a mirror finish.
© is initially applied to panels along what is identified as the largest contact patch. Identify patch easily by placing a 6 or 12 inch plastic ruler on its thin edge in center of a masked panel and rotate it around a single point. You will observe there is a larger contact patch between ruler edge and panel surface. It is along this contact patch you are to initially apply ©. Below is an illustration of a contact patch as it may appear on a panel. Rarely is a patch parallel to a panel side.
Remove paper backing from ©
and lay it across the taped panel perimeter. Press firmly with your index
finger along the line of the initial contact patch. After traveling the
length of the initial contact patch begin pressing out of
the contact patch center and along its edge at right angles to the line of
the initial contact patch. Continue until you reach
the perimeter of the panel. Using gray end of the Sharpie©
included with AK ©
firmly burnish against the 3M