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Paint Problems

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  • Member since
    May 2008
Paint Problems
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 10:30 PM
Sad my husband and I are preparing our models and we have primed them and then we shoot the color and it wrinkles..what causes this?
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Monday, February 2, 2004 10:53 PM
So many answers to the question asked.
What primer?
What paint?
Was the primer dry?
Are they compatible?
What's the humidity?

Sorry to be such a pain, but there are so many variables to achieving a good result that more information is needed. Please feel free to ask and the modelers here will be more than happy to help.

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  • Member since
    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 11:42 PM
MoJo Doctor you are not being a pain we are very new to this and not really sure what information is needed when asking questions..first off...the primer we used was color Place fast dry spray paint..and also we have used fresh and easy paint and primer...and the colors we used comes from dupli-color ...sometimes these work and sometimes they dont ....we have let the 1999 Ford Lightening set for 3 weeks and the other cars 5-10 days...we live in wyoming and no humidity here..also working in a heated basement...any sugestions?
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Westland Michigan
Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 12:18 AM
Nayack, You said you used dupli-color paint for your color. That is primarily all I use on my bodies hope can help. Start off with dupli-color primer as this will help seal the plastic against the " hot " solvents in the paint. Spray 2-3 light coats primer, sand then 3 wet coats primer sand again. ONce you are done sanding and, have a smooth finish start painting. I use the same method as for primering 2-3 light coats sand 2-3 wet coats. Some colors will need a clear coat you can identify these by a (CC) following the paint color name or code #. You can of course claer all your paint jobs if you wish but, those with the (CC) marking must be cleared or you will end up with a dull finish,I recomend also using dupli-color clear,
The problem you had can mostly likely be traced back to the primer, it may have been an enamel while dupli-color paints are laquer. Enamels are considered "cool" paints and laquers are considered " hot" paints.
In order to use laquers on plastic you must first seal the plastic whch the dupli-color primer will do.Hope can be of some help. Welcome to the wonderful world of car modeling.

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