Mobile Step Masking Machine

    Mobile Step Masking Machine

    Product Review (submitted on January 9, 2010):

    I'm in the process of my first attempt at painting a car. When you're on a budget, spending money on a masking machine goes far down the list. However, this was such a great value I couldn't pass up the productivity gain. Body work is hard enough and I didn't want to mess around with paper and tape too. It's perfect for the hobbyist.

    Pros:
    - excellent price to quality
    - easy to use
    - saves a ton of fumbling around with tape and paper

    Cons:
    - setup instructions are weak for an amateur, a couple of pictures with paper and tape in it would have saved me some time. (I had to go to a CarCraft article to see a picture with paper in it)
    - putting it together took more time than I wanted. (trick, put it all together loose first. I got really stuck on loading the paper onto the rod. Not intuitive what the springs and clamps do. The good news is it's very forgiving so just go for it based on the pictures.)