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When to spray paint.

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    September, 2017
When to spray paint.
Posted by Pinkbooger on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:18 AM

Good morning all,

I am new to the model building world and I am looking to doing 2 cars here in the very near future. My question is:

Would it be better to spray paint the body before doing the build?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:13 AM


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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 01, 2017 11:15 AM

For one-piece bodies, yes.  For those kits where the body is made up of several pieces (not including hood) the pieces must be glued and the seams filled before painting.  But I still do that before putting body on frame or underpan.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Kelvinator on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:56 PM

Before spray painting the body, apply layer of primer either Light Gray or White (e.g. Tamiya Fine Surface Primer) to conceal imperfection like scratches etc. To make the surface even smoother and to get rid of small debris after priming, give a light wet sanding with a 3200 grit.


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