carguy123, I strongly suggest a test first with any clear packing tape you try...but I've been doing it for years. Clear polyester packing tape resists gelcoat, epoxy resins, polyester resins, body putty...nowadays I fold a piece of 2" tape over the edges of my squeegies when I'm applying body putty (put tape on bench sticky side up, put edge of squeegie in center of tape, rock squeegie back and forth 90 degrees to mash the tape flat) and instead of cleaning the squeegie, I peel off the tape.
are you going to make any "soft bits" to fit the Lalo for a rainy day, or this going to a "sun and fun" kind of body?
Nope, removable hard bits. I'm scrambling to drive the Lalo back to the Lexington Locost Lounge and the Midwest Se7ens Meet, but odds are not in my favor and I sure won't have time for the top before then. But a hard top is in the works, and the plan is to make it quick to remove/install. So roadster for summer and autumn, hardtop for winter.
The latest progress report: I bonded sheets of 1/2" rigid urethane foam alongside the center rib last night, shaped the new foam with a sanding block and 400 grit sandpaper before breakfast, skinned the surface of the foam with a sheet of fiberglass cloth and polyester resin, shipped a bunch of stuff to builders this afternoon, and made a few passes over the nose's hole and seams with body putty before supper. I figure I have a day of body putty 120 grit sanding block body putty 120 grit sanding block (repeat half a dozen times) then thin body putty 220 grit sanding block thin body putty 220 grit sanding block (half a dozen times of that) and then I'd better quit or I won't be done in time to enjoy summer, much less enjoy Lexington.
BTW, I've completely done away with body-putty-in-a-can, I use the stuff in a tube now (my fave brands are Half Time, and then Icing when I want something thin enough to pour).