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Good Yellow for Fire Engine?
Posted by Jrock83 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:23 PM

My brother who is a San Bernardino County Fire Fighter, wants me to weather and paint his snaptite red fire engine yellow. Anyone know what a good yellow would be besides your "basic yellow". I will spray a final clear gloss coat to seal as well.

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  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:47 PM

Tamiya's Lemon Yellow

Mission Models Equipment Yellow

Vallejo Safety Yellow

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:31 PM

Make sure to use Grey primer. Yellow doesn't like Black primer...... or any other color for that matter.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by Jrock83 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:53 PM

Thanks for info guys, greatly appreciated.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 27, 2017 7:20 AM

littletimmy

Make sure to use Grey primer. Yellow doesn't like Black primer...... or any other color for that matter.

 

 

White primer works better for yellow. Or even silver......

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 27, 2017 4:40 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
White primer works better for yellow. Or even silver......

I would have said the same thing, but Jrock83 said the model was molded in red. 

I have had bad luck trying to primer red plastic with white..... tend's to take multiple coat's to cover it and then you lose detail.

Silver would cover up the red..... but then the  first coat or two of Yellow would be kinda lighter than you want.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, October 27, 2017 8:57 PM

littletimmy

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour
White primer works better for yellow. Or even silver......

 

I would have said the same thing, but Jrock83 said the model was molded in red. 

I have had bad luck trying to primer red plastic with white..... tend's to take multiple coat's to cover it and then you lose detail.

Silver would cover up the red..... but then the  first coat or two of Yellow would be kinda lighter than you want.

 

Personally...I'd go with a combo.

Grey to cover the red real good...then white as the base for the yellow.

Yellow goes down way better over white (as do red, orange, blue)...but white isn't all that great at covering something like red.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:14 AM

The problem I have with silver paint as an undercoat is that I find adhesion poor for virtually any other color over it.  If you can find a real silver primer, that would be fine- indeed the silver does block any color underneath, but the several times I have had adhesion problems over silver or aluminum makes me shy away from it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:51 AM

fermis
Personally...I'd go with a combo. Grey to cover the red real good...then white as the base for the yellow. Yellow goes down way better over white (as do red, orange, blue)...but white isn't all that great at covering something like red.

That sound's like the way to go.

Thank you Fermis, That's what I "should " have said.   ( Darn paint fume's... )

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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