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Tamiya Pearl White, what primer?

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  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Lake Crystal, Minnesota
Tamiya Pearl White, what primer?
Posted by Chris B on Sunday, February 8, 2004 5:07 PM
Hey guys, I am going to be starting a project utilizing the Tamiya Pearl White. I was wondering what I need to use as a primer? White? Silver base? I am looking for a nice deep pearl color like you see on some of the Diamond White Escalades(a pearl). I know depth will be added with clear.
I had heard that sometimes black primer can yield bright white finishes as well. Any thoughts?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 9, 2004 8:53 AM
I, too, would like to know the trick to this. I almost bought a can of Tamiya pearl white, but chickened out. I was just going to use white primer, but now you have me second guessing again. Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 9, 2004 9:56 AM
if you go to White base this would give you a bright white with some glitter. Go to a silver base and it will bring out the pearl more and make the glitter a little brighter. I would go head and do a normal light gray primer and then shoot it with a bright white and then top it off with the White Pearl and clear it. This shoud give a realy bright finnish to the white and show some of the pearl when the light hits it right.
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    January 2004
  • From: Norway
Posted by rotaryfreak on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 4:31 PM
I tried a silver base, and it didn`t turn out white at all, it was silver pearl!!!
Use Tamiya TS26 as base and clear it and it should be very good


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