Abstract: Novel compositions and methods are provided for forming masks used in air brush painting. The masking compositions used in this invention are liquids as applied and are hardenable into a friable paint masking layer. The preferred compositions of this invention are comprised of a hydratable binder, such as plaster of Paris, an inert filler, such as calcium carbonate, and water. The amount of the filler is selected relative to the amount of the binder to substantially weaken and make friable the resulting hardened layer. In the method of this invention the composition is applied to the area of a substrate to be masked. The applied layer if desired is shaped with a tool to provide details in the resulting mask. The layer is then hardened to form a brittle friable masking layer directly adhered to surface of the substrate. The substrate is then airbrush painted. The mask is removed by fracturing the mask and removing the resulting particles.
Abstract: An adjustable bracket is disclosed for holding a game fishing reel having harness lugs. The bracket has a fixed section that can be mounted on the bulkhead, overhead or the like of a boat or the ceiling or wall of a building. The bracket has a guide section for holding the reel. The guide section includes an elongated slot that extends the length of the guide section. A pair of opposing members are positioned within with the slot. The pair of opposing holders, each which has a stud which is spaced apart from and extends parallel the guide section of the bracket. The studs are sized to mate with the apertures of the harness lugs. At least one of the opposing members is manually releasable from the guide section so that the holders can be moved along the length of the guide section and then locked in placed at selected spaced relationship from the other holder.