What can I say, after two failed attempts to start painting my CC FP helmet, I am feeling like I want to give up. Not sure what to do at this point. Nothing sticks to the silver paint, not even primer. So needless to say after a good couple hours utilizing wet sanding combined with Mineral Spirits I did manage to get the helmet down to the original cold cast metalized layer, even went thru to the resin in some areas, so I know any of the previous problems are gone and I am back to square one. SO...that being said, does anyone have any suggestions? I want to prime it first. Silver is NOT going to be my first color. Not going there again. I am going to prime it and lay down some base colors and go with topical detailing. What primer do you guys suggest? Maybe an automotive primer at this point? The stuff I used this last time was Krylon gray primer, so that's probably why it didn't want to cover the silver to begin with!! It literally would come off with just a fingernail flick. I saw some Rustoleum Clean Metal primer that says "superior adhesion to prevent chipping and cracking" Anyone think that might work? Here is the product
Rust-Oleum 7780830 Clean Metal Primer Spray Paint (6 Pack), White Clean Metal at PlumberSurplus.com
What I am looking for at this point is a solid, durable primer that someone has used and can recommend and is going to stick and cover this helmet to give me a new work surface. Thanks guys!