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Open casting call

The producers of ABC’s new medical drama "Off the Map" are holding open casting calls this weekend for the Hawaii-based series. ABC is looking for actors and extras of all ages – especially those who can speak Spanish or Portuguese and boys who play soccer. The first open call will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the 100th Infantry Battalion Memorial Building, 520 Kamoku St. (Parking is across the street at ‘Iolani.) The second is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Turtle Bay Resort.



Tape promises to block paint

FrogTape promises to solve the problem of paint bleeding under the edges of your painter’s tape.

The tape is treated with PaintBlock Technology, a superabsorbent polymer. When the paint comes into contact with the polymer, a gel forms instantly. The gel creates a barrier that prevents paint from oozing underneath the tape, keeping paint lines crisp, the company says.

The tape is available in a variety of widths and comes in a reusable plastic canister designed to protect the tape edges from damage.

FrogTape has a suggested retail price of $6 to $12, depending on the size. It’s sold at Lowe’s and Sherwin-Williams stores as well as other paint and hardware stores.



New use for toothpaste

» Jewelry polish: Out of the actual thing? Brighten tarnished baubles and precious metals by smearing them with a glob of nongel toothpaste. Gently buff with a soft cloth until they shine.


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