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Plasticote Primer
« on: February 03, 2009, 07:25:28 PM »

Hy Guys
I have just bought a tin of Plasticote Primer with the intention of primeing the deck housing on one of my tug builds. On reading the instructions ( when I got it home) it says suitable for garden furniture ect but not soft plastics. I have two questions... .. would Plasticard/Styrene be described as a hard or soft plastic, and is Plasticote Primer suitable for Plasticard/Styrene
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Re: Plasticote Primer
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 07:29:23 PM »

Terry
I think they mean materials like polypropylene and polythene by the term "soft" plastics. The only thing I can suggest is to try it on some scrap material first.
Beware Polykote Clear. The stuff I used went very yellow very quickly.
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Re: Plasticote Primer
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 07:30:36 PM »

I have been using Plasticote paints recently and found that they don't seem to set hard. Maybe the current weather conditions. No such problems with Halfords paints though. Dicky D uses Plasticote a lot so maybe he can shed some light on it. Am I not shaking the cans hard enough?

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Re: Plasticote Primer
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 07:40:05 PM »

Hi I normally use the Plastikote Super primer and have not had a problem. This of course is not the one you have.

Might I suggest you give them a ring on their helpline   01223 836400.   :-))
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Re: Plasticote Primer
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 07:41:44 PM »

Hy Dave and Colin
Thanks for the quick replies,
I have,nt used this type of paint before,so am a bit wary, I will wait to see what Dickie or Stavros has to say before going any further.
Probably be in touch soon Dave for a a bit of electrickery from you.
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Re: Plasticote Primer
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 07:43:37 PM »

Cheers Dickie,
Your post just preceded mine, I might give them a ring tommorrow, just to be safe.
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Re: Plasticote Primer
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 11:24:42 PM »

yes you can use it BUT I would not personally I dont like the stuff .....Why...well it clogs rubbing down paper it is far to soft it taeks an age to dry halfords acrylic a far superior product,drys quick even in this weather.take your pick


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