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changing colors
Posted by mishalah on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:22 AM

I'm not having any luck with the search function so I'm going to ask straight up. 


I have several red plastic 1/12 scale cars that will need to be painted other colors.  The target one right now is a Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R Taisan/STP version that I want to paint the yellow that the PENNZOIL Champion car used.  It's not actual PENNZOIL yellow, but a little lighter.  I want to avoid the dreaded bleed through of the red that affects the yellow. 




I need to know what is the best barrier colors to use to stop the red from coming back.  I have thought of spraying the entire car black primer, then going to gray primer, then maybe a white primer before any yellow color coats.  UNLESS there is a specific primer or barrier paint to stop the bleed through. 



Your advice is much appreciated.  I'm gonna repeat this question up above because most people don't look down here in the paint/body section

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  • Member since
    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:58 AM

Metallic silver "foil" paint as a barrier before primer. Only one post is necessary. Multiple posts in separate topics on the same subject just muddy's up the site.

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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