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    February, 2017
whole kit molded in orange
Posted by Old_Fart on Monday, May 01, 2017 4:45 PM

Hello everyone. I struggled a little on where to post this but because this a car kit I landed here. I just opened the box on a 69 Dodge charger and the WHOLE thing is molded in a light orange. Everything except the chrome and clear plastic.

Body, Engine, Suspension, etc...


My question is do i need to primer the whole thing?  or can i just paint it like normal?

I'm 52 years old and just getting back into the hobby after 35-40 years. Back then I NEVER saw a kit in any other color than white.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 01, 2017 4:56 PM

I prime the body so the paint has something to grab on to  and if the body is going to be painted in a lighter color 



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Posted by Old_Fart on Monday, May 01, 2017 5:02 PM

Thank you for the fast reply! Do all the other little parts need to be primered also? Seems it would make them hard to fit/glue i said i never ran across this back in the day.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, May 01, 2017 5:05 PM

Best to prime everything. Assemble things like basic engine assembly, seat halves, etc before priming. 

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Posted by Old_Fart on Monday, May 01, 2017 5:15 PM

Thanks for the help! I'll give it a go :D

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 01, 2017 5:37 PM

Hey ! Watch that Auld Phart ting !

 I is one of dem too ! I have seen many in some pretty weird colors or ideas in finishes from years back Like REVELL's metalflake semi-clear bodies . .Prime the whole thing ! .Use a 50-50 primer mix in your a/b and then enjoy . By the way , at 74 I guess I am an Auld Phart ya see ? T.B. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 01, 2017 6:24 PM

Always prime.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:50 AM

I always prime larger parts.  I find for really small parts that I paint with a brush, I can get by without priming.  But lately I have been priming the whole sprues with parts still attached, and touch up sprue attachment areas by brush after cutting them loose.  The larger parts I prime by spray primer after removal.


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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:39 AM

If the top coat is going to be a light color then use a white primer. If the final color is dark then go with grey or black primer. It makes it easier to get a thinner and even color coat. Also remember that when spraying red or yellow, it's best to undercoat with white. You will get a richer color and use less paint.




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