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enamel primer and acrylic top coat????

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    November 2005
enamel primer and acrylic top coat????
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 5:13 PM
I had my head in my arse and sprayed some ratttle can enamel primer on. Can i airbrush Model Master acrylics over the top of it???
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 9:41 PM
Shouldn't be a problem, huskerguy. I've used Testors canned enamel primer underneath color coats without any adverse effects. Just let the primer cure good and hard before spraying the color over it.

My favorite primer for parts that have been puttied, filled, or formed from diverse materials is Krylon's big old can of sandable primer. It's cheap, fast, easy and, if applied carefully, gives good, uniform coverage. For small or intricate detail parts where you only want a base coat, I stick with an airbrushed acrylic primer.

Glenn
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    March 2003
  • From: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Posted by maddafinga on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 10:49 PM
I have seen primers in small bottles at HobbyLobby and wondered if it was safe to airbrush them. I never have bought one as I was a bit concerned about maybe the primer etching the metal of my airbrush. Is it save to airbrush primer like that?

madda
Madda Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle. -- Leonardo Da Vinci Tact is for those who lack the wit for sarcasm.--maddafinga
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 10:50 PM
Thanks Glenn, i am breathing a little easier. I am going to put together a P38-E...the kind that was recovered from under 258 feet of ice, and i dont want to screw it up. I took a bunch of pix of the restored plane to get an idea of how things should look. I wont have the decals for it, cuz none have been made yet.
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    December 2002
  • From: Harrisburg, PA
Posted by Lufbery on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 12:46 PM
I've applied acrylics over enamels already and not had a problem. The key seems to be allowing enough time for the enamel to dry.

Regards,

-Drew

-Drew

Build what you like; like what you build.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:29 PM
madda, Model Master has a gray primer in the small bottle. I have a bottle, but i havent used it yet. The primer i used was in a rattle can. I would think it would be ok to use the Model Master bottle primer in an airbrush...all their other stuff is airbrush compatible.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:48 PM
I have used Model Master primer and it works great. What do you guys use to thin Tamiya. Alcohol or water or both?

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