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  • Member since
    July, 2018
Primer?
Posted by Brinks on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:26 PM

Do I need to prime the white molded parts of a model before painting? If so are there different types of primer?

                                                                                                         Thank You,  

                                                                                                          Brinks

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:21 PM

Brinks

Do I need to prime the white molded parts of a model before painting? If so are there different types of primer?

                                                                                                         Thank You,  

                                                                                                          Brinks

 

First of all, you missed the paint and bodywork department, it's one floor down. No real biggie, I do it myself from time to time, just letting you know.

Secondly, yes. Good paint starts with good prep and a primed surface is the best way to go. there are some paints out now that are "paint and primer" in one, but they take forever to cure up and are very finicky where humidity is concerned.

There are half as many types of primer as there are paints. There's automotive primer which should be used whenever spraying lacquer. Enamels and acrylics you can get away with flat paints.

Rule of thumb is: Red or orange paint use red primer. Dark colors use flat black, light colors use flat white.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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