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Alfie G

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Snowberry
« on: October 18, 2011, 08:46:13 pm »

Hello there,

I am building the 1-72 matchbox Flower class corvette and I'm about to paint the hull.  On some of the builds i have seen on this forum, some people have used primer. What is the benefit of using this?

Alfie
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Tug-Kenny RIP

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Re: Snowberry
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 08:58:23 pm »


It helps with adhesion of the top coat primarily. An added advantage is that the primer can be sanded down with wet'n'dry paper to give a smoother finish for the top coat

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deadbeat

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Re: Snowberry
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 02:52:27 pm »

Halfords do a spray plastic primer in grey. Its designed to be flexible as the plastic. I've used to good effect.
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Alfie G

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Re: Snowberry
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 12:35:53 am »

Thanks for the help.

Alfie
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Re: Snowberry
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 10:01:59 am »

A layer of primer also helps prevent light shining through the paint and plastic, making the model look more solid.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Snowberry
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 11:39:10 am »

A layer of primer also helps prevent light shining through the paint and plastic, making the model look more solid.

Good point  :-)) :-))
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