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priming metal/pe


bradfordian
02-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Alclad or zero paints primer/microfiller ok for model factory hiro metal kits?

freakray
02-05-2014, 06:06 PM
yes

CrateCruncher
02-06-2014, 12:31 PM
I like to use Tamiya Metal Primer before laying down my main primer. It's clear and has a chemical reaction with the metal that helps it adhere to photo-etch, white metal and wire. I even decant some from the can into a small paint jar for brushing onto little parts. If you decant into a jar make sure the propellant has finished outgassing before tightening the lid (24 hours) so you don't risk an explosion.

http://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-87061-000-Metal-Primer-Spray/dp/B000BN9R1E (http://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-87061-000-Metal-Primer-Spray/dp/B000BN9R1E)

When I first started building metal kits I didn't know about this undercoating and some of my paint jobs started flaking off.

freakray
02-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Not sure how readily available the clear metal primer from Tamiya is, the last few times I've tried to get it I have been told it's 'discontinued'. Tamiya does have a gray metal and plastic primer which works fine thought.

RonCla
02-06-2014, 09:00 PM
I've always used Automotive Self Etching Primer. its a fraction of the cost of Tamiya Metal Primer down this neck of the woods

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