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Duplicolor problem
Posted by mfp508 on Thursday, February 09, 2006 2:35 PM
I'm currently workong on a 1/16 57 Tbird. I have the body primed, and when I applied my first coat of Duplicolor, it caused the primer to crack is a few places. Fortunately, it did not hurt the body as far as I can tell.

Anyone have this happen to them?

Got to find a container big enough to hold the body so I can strip it.

Part of my problem may be that I'm using inexpensive($.84/can) Walmart primer. Never had this problem before, but this is the first time I've ever used Duplicolor.
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Posted by dag65 on Thursday, February 09, 2006 2:47 PM
shouldn't have that problm if you switch to duplicolor primer
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 09, 2006 2:55 PM
Sign - DittoAgreed! Agreed! The Wally World primer is probably an enamel and Duplicolor is a lacquer. Duplicolor primer is bound to work and I use Duplicolor over Krylon primer all the time with no problems.
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Posted by TJHammer on Thursday, February 09, 2006 3:08 PM
the dupli color grey primers are great
stay away from their white primer though
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2006 9:55 PM
TJHammer, you say the Duplicolor grey primer is great, but to keep away from the white primer. Can you tell me why, and what white primer would you reccomend for the white. Would appreciate any help.
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Posted by Enzo_Man on Friday, February 10, 2006 11:33 PM
Sign - Ditto on everyone. You should use the same brand primer for the brand of paint you're using, though there are some acceptions.
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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:27 AM
If you must use white primer, I would give Tamiya a try. I have used it under Dupli-Color with no trouble. Like the others have said, Dupli-Color primer is great.

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Posted by k357 on Saturday, February 11, 2006 1:10 AM
Yeah it's the primer....
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Posted by TJHammer on Saturday, February 11, 2006 10:12 AM
myself and others have had issues with the white primer (i dont get it) I tried shooting that stuff in every condition and distance, since I love the grey primers and fillers and sealers. The white does not lay smooth even in light coats. It has a watery texture, almost like it sits on surface like a bad paint job.....but ITS PRIMER. I took the advice of someone else having issues with the white primer and used a white top coat over the grey primer instead. Find me someone who has had success with the duplicolor white primer and ill send him all my cans that i tirelessly searched for. This white primer is hard to find in a lot of areas - I DO NOT wonder why!
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Posted by TJHammer on Saturday, February 11, 2006 10:14 AM
i am going to give the tamiya white primer a try because dealing with top coat white is thicker than priming, so you have to be careful if there are going to be significant subsequent color coats to follow.
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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Saturday, February 11, 2006 11:30 AM
Yeah TJ, The Tamiya is nice stuff. It covers very good, lays smooth and, is pretty thin. I think you will be real happy with it.

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Posted by TJHammer on Saturday, February 11, 2006 1:51 PM
just went to 2 hobby stores.....no Tamiya white primer!
UGH!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 13, 2006 8:02 AM
I use Krylon white primer under Duplicolor paint all the time. Works great, even on the new Revell plastics.
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Posted by mfp508 on Monday, February 13, 2006 8:56 AM
Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be buying some Duplicolor primer tomorrow.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:07 PM
Hi !

I just tried this afternoon the Duplicolor black primer. Everything look great until I laid the duplicolor paint. I sprayed 3 very very light coats, and then a medium light one, and then a regular coat. As soon as the paint is laid down, it starts to crack lightly, and looks like frost.

This is my second test. The first one was duplicolor over Tamiya primer, and it did the same thing.

Now I have to say that I have only waited one hour between the primer, and the paint. Is it to fast ?


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Posted by smitherreen on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:50 PM
I know this is an older post from George, but does anyone have any suggestion regarding the frosting issue? Tom
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Posted by Daddio on Monday, June 19, 2017 11:50 AM
Sound like he is spraying during periods of high humidity , this is a no no with lacquer paint . It absorbs the moisture and lays it on your finish , resulting in a "blush" or frost if you will .
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Posted by nascarfan on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:24 PM

 Tamiya white primer, Hobby Lobby always has it at the store I shop

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:34 AM

If I have any blushing while using Dupli-Color paints, I just polish the paint until I get a shine.  This has happened to me several times over the years and I believe that a simple polishing will remove the blush.

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:35 AM

In many cases humidity blushing of lacquer paint can be polished out.

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Posted by BLUESMAN on Monday, July 03, 2017 6:25 AM

I use duplicolor sandable primers all the time especially the white-DAP1689-and have never had a problem ever,i do love the tamiya primer but it's pricey.

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Posted by montelsc on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 2:24 PM

its the paint somtimes its good somtimes its not happens to me alot 

if you can get the rustoleum its much better but if you use rustoleum use there 

primer as well

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