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PostPosted: Sat 10 Dec 2016 01:09 am 
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Sure is Ratch...Thanks for the replys everyone...Black seems to work very well as an undercoat for Chrome/silver... I thought it might work with yellow as well...and simplify masking the de-icer boots...Oh well :shrug:

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017 11:11 am 
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I always use to use Tamiya grey surface primer, but it's not cheap and currently seems hard to get hold of. I tried Army Painter as a substitute which was ok, except for the last time when it dried rough and thick, nearly spoiling the kit.

Can someone tell me the exact product name for the Halfords primer everyone seems to be using? I tried something like it once and found it to be far too thick. It melted a bit of the wingtip too, so I'm guessing I bought the wrong stuff.

I've recently tried the Vallejo one through the airbrush, but again it seems a bit dense.


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017 12:09 pm 
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The Halfords primer is acrylic and comes in grey or white - it won't melt plastic, but being a rattle can is more expensive than Vallejo Acrylic Polyurethane Surface Primers. I've never had to thin them, they're the right consistency for spraying. Maybe your pressure is too high :shrug:

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017 12:33 pm 
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Thanks. It's that pressure again!

So I need to look for something simply called Halfords Acrylic Primer?


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017 13:17 pm 
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These days, just "grey auto primer"; the stuff that melted the wing tip will have been cellulose, and that's no longer available in aerosols.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017 14:07 pm 
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Great advice guys.

Would this be the stuff?

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints ... pray-300ml


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2017 16:28 pm 
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Hint:-

"Features & Benefits of halfords primers

Provides a tough durable protective coating
Advanced acrylic based formulation"

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