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What is the best acrylic primmer for armor
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 05:55 AM UTC

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I use Tamiya spray lacquer primer on resin, metal, & sometimes plastic. It now come in pink, too.
Mike



I'll see your Tamiya Pink Primer and raise you 14. Stylinrez is available in 18 colors.



And Vellejo comes in 22 colors.



Not saying Vellejo is not top quality but the Tamiya was the best quality I had found up to that point and I am sticking with what I know works. I don't fix it if it ain't broke.


Also am not trying to turn this into an argument so I will stop here.
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC

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If it's use is thought wise by the auto refinishing industry then we should probably consider it wise for our models as well.



They are painting metal and non-styrene plastics with the intention that they will survive outdoor exposure, and frequently trying to achieve deep, high gloss finishes. They use powder coating, lacquers, and thermal curing. They are not a good example for painting plastic tank models.

KL
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC

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If it's use is thought wise by the auto refinishing industry then we should probably consider it wise for our models as well.



They are painting metal and non-styrene plastics with the intention that they will survive outdoor exposure, and frequently trying to achieve deep, high gloss finishes. They use powder coating, lacquers, and thermal curing. They are not a good example for painting plastic tank models.

KL



Depends on the wanted colour. Painting yellow or red usually requires a uniform tone of the underlying surface due to the usually bad coverage properties of red and yellow. Greens, browns, blues and black cover well enough on their own.
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Depends on the wanted colour. Painting yellow or red usually requires a uniform tone of the underlying surface due to the usually bad coverage properties of red and yellow. Greens, browns, blues and black cover well enough on their own.



True, however the amount of times that we tank modelers need to finish in yellow, red, or blue does not warrant covering every surface, on every model we make. And, as I said, you can get the desired result by using a neutral shade of the same type as your finish coat.

KL
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC
Yep!
Red and yellow are certainly extremely rare in most armour collections.
I will consider priming for these though:



This one has nice gray plastic so primer might not be needed.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC
Brand new and soon to be available - These are acrylic!

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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 07:43 AM UTC
Do you suppose it's a rattlecan version of One Shot?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 07:54 AM UTC
I don't think so. One Shot is, after all, Badger Stynlrez, which is made in USA. This stuff is labeled "Made In Italy".
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 08:50 AM UTC
Good point. They do have a lot of colors and I'm wondering if the 'bare metal' is flat or glossy. I got One Shot in black and white so I have three colors to shoot but I'd like to get stynylrez red-brown to simulate red lead primer.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC

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I don't think so. One Shot is, after all, Badger Stynlrez, which is made in USA. This stuff is labeled "Made In Italy".



I don't know why, Matthew, but lately the images you have been posting show as gray circles with a white bar horizontally in the middle on my PC. It's happening in the "So I was going through my stash..." thread too.

Can you tell me the brand name of this Italian product or a link?

Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:33 PM UTC
https://www.titanshobby.com/default.asp?cmd=getProd&cmdID=31&idC=3&idA=1&l=2

Cheers,
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 02:07 PM UTC
Thanks.