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    Oct 17, 2009, 1:01 AM - What kind of Primer are members using? #1

    Hello all.

    I've been reading mix reviews on different primers (Krylon, or Rust-Oleum and then there's sandable auto primers).

    What's good to use on sintra and styrene armor?
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    Oct 17, 2009, 1:11 AM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #2

    sand with the finest sandpaper you can and use Kylons for all the layers
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    Oct 17, 2009, 4:38 AM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #3

    Krylon's paints are what I'm using on my bucket. Just doing the mandibles right now then I'm as done as I can get til I'm ready to strip it down and get an airbrush kit and do it better. I like Krylon for two reasons, firstly it's a paint that is made for plastics so adhesion is very good and secondly it dries crazy fast. The only downside is that while they do have a lot of colours you kind of have to take what you can get since some of the colours just aren't right.
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    Oct 19, 2009, 2:48 PM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #4

    i use whatever i have handy... i've never really found any pros/cons to any primer brand.

    the important thing in my experience is to not put it on too heavily... a few light coats are better than 1 heavy coat.
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    Oct 19, 2009, 4:35 PM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #5

    I like the automotive "high build" filler primers. I've used Dupont, Transtar, and Duplicolor
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    Oct 19, 2009, 7:21 PM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #6

    I've used several different types, and I can't say the differences have been noticable between the brands.

    Lately I've been using Tamiya Fine Surface Primer.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 9:33 PM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #7

    I like using Rust-Olium automotive primer. it's thick and good for filling minor scratches and abraisions, especially on plastic. I've also found that it doesn't run or drip, even on smooth materials like polished metal. But honestly, it realy doesn't matter what brand you use, just make sure it's cheap! if you use it like I do you'll end up having to buy 2-3 cans!
  8. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Nov 22, 2009, 10:54 PM - Re: What kind of Primer are members using? #8

    BEST

    PRIMER

    EVER



    pretty pricey though, but well worth it
    I bought 6 cans
    shipped to my house was 66 bucks.
    http://www.tcpglobal.com/autobodydep...spx?ItemNo=DOM SFX

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