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Walmart Lacquer Primer
Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:04 PM

Seems to me a couple of guys on here suggested a lacquer primer from Walmart,stating cheap good etc. What brand were you all talking about ? All I saw up here in NE is Krylon and Rustoleum, both of which I've read comments on being not so good anymore. A bunch of years ago I used Krylon, the red oxide was a little thick ( not bad if you heated the can in hot water) but the gray and platinum colors were fine for modeling. But who knows anymore. Not that I'm really looking for another primer than stynylrez but my wife and I were in Wally World today and only saw those two brands. We were in the paint and hardware dept.

I will say the Krylon was about $5 a can ( actually I think under $5, close to half what they get at my local hardware store.

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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:59 AM

Wal mart has a no name brand for about a dollor a can. White, grey and black.

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:28 AM

Ok, I did see a limited supply of spray cans there for $.97 a can and just kind of blew past it. Thanks 66 that must have been it. I didn't realize it would be that cheap and didn't even read what it was.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:03 AM

I use Rustoleum gray primer and have had no problem with it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:00 AM

Don Stauffer

I use Rustoleum gray primer and have had no problem with it.

 

Thanks Don. I guess several people use that, then we started hearing where some guys backed away from it because it wasn't what it used to be ( QC trouble or something I guess).

I used to use Krylon years ago and some other guys said that was junk now. Could be, I have no idea since it's been quite a while since I've primed from rattle cans. I'm using stynylrez now and happy with it but it costs about 5 or 6 times what either Rustoleum or Krylon costs if comparing volume. Not even to mention this $.97 stuff, if it's actually any good and snuggles into details like Stynylrez does. On the other hand Stynylrez gets airbrushed so there is no where near the waste in over spray.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, October 4, 2019 8:46 AM

oldermodelguy

 

 
Don Stauffer

I use Rustoleum gray primer and have had no problem with it.

 

 

 

Thanks Don. I guess several people use that, then we started hearing where some guys backed away from it because it wasn't what it used to be ( QC trouble or something I guess).

I used to use Krylon years ago and some other guys said that was junk now. Could be, I have no idea since it's been quite a while since I've primed from rattle cans. I'm using stynylrez now and happy with it but it costs about 5 or 6 times what either Rustoleum or Krylon costs if comparing volume. Not even to mention this $.97 stuff, if it's actually any good and snuggles into details like Stynylrez does. On the other hand Stynylrez gets airbrushed so there is no where near the waste in over spray.

 

I agree with what happened to Krylon.  Their primer used to be my goto.  Won't use it any more- had to find new stuff to use, like the Rustoleum and the Duplicolor.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:03 AM

Don Stauffer

I agree with what happened to Krylon.  Their primer used to be my goto.  Won't use it any more- had to find new stuff to use, like the Rustoleum and the Duplicolor.

 

That's too bad about the Krylon, I used a bunch of that in my time both modeling and other things. I saw in another forum a guy posted up results from Duplicolor primer on a 37 Ford model and it looked good. Not seen anything where they used Rustoleum yet. But I believe it's good, too many people say so including you.

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:32 AM

So to you guys who use Rustoleum primer, which one do you use ? It seems they have a few: 2in1 filling sandable, professional something surface, Automotive surface to name some off hand. Then 400 ml, 12 oz etc..

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:54 AM

The issue that got me away from Krylon was that the spray function stopped while the cans were mostly full. I tried soaking the nozzle in LT, swithing with new ones didn't help. I't like the cAn pressure just dropped below a point where it worked at all.

I occasionally use the Rustoleum 2in 1 and that seems ok.

But I really do prefer Tamiya gray or white. In the end, all things in the balance, I really think it is the most dependable.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, October 7, 2019 11:46 AM

GMorrison

The issue that got me away from Krylon was that the spray function stopped while the cans were mostly full. I tried soaking the nozzle in LT, swithing with new ones didn't help. I't like the cAn pressure just dropped below a point where it worked at all.

I occasionally use the Rustoleum 2in 1 and that seems ok.

But I really do prefer Tamiya gray or white. In the end, all things in the balance, I really think it is the most dependable.

 

I see, Thanks.

I'm sticking with the stynylrez anyway, it hasn't failed me in the two years I've used it so far but didn't mind a second option. Tamiya is good indeed, I agree.

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