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david48

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Etching primer
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:41:16 AM »

Their is a fair amount of brass work on the Fairmount Alpine so I am etch prime ring it,I understand the need for mask /ventilation and the HE stuff . I was wondering what effect it might have on the air brush .Any thoughts .
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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 10:13:11 AM »

GO to halfords and they sell etching primer in aerosols


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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 12:34:20 PM »

Thanks Stavros ,I happen to have some paint on and the thinners that I had from  job I did when I worked . As you say might be better to buy some.
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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 12:45:00 PM »

GO to halfords and they sell etching primer in aerosols


Dave


This stuff is great, used it on a couple a steam engine Kit I build a few years back
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repairs/car-body-fillers/u-pol-acid-8-etch-primer
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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 02:42:48 PM »

Does etching primer only come in gray Is there a white as I find my Halford rattle cans spray a darker shade of the colour over any gray First time I've used the etching primer and do notice the difference between it and ordinary primer regards sticking to the job.


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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 07:14:46 PM »

Does etching primer only come in gray Is there a white as I find my Halford rattle cans spray a darker shade of the colour over any gray First time I've used the etching primer and do notice the difference between it and ordinary primer regards sticking to the job.


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http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/primer/halfords-etch-primer-500ml


White etch primer :)
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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 08:26:43 PM »

Does etching primer only come in gray Is there a white as I find my Halford rattle cans spray a darker shade of the colour over any gray First time I've used the etching primer and do notice the difference between it and ordinary primer regards sticking to the job.



Simple really, spray the grey etch primer on first then spray ordinary white primer... The etch primer I have used in the past was pretty thin with little filling ability..
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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 05:50:18 AM »

Hi Essex

 I think I have that halfords primer ( Its gray) the item number is the same as on the can I have but will phone em today and see if they have any primer in white cheers  :-))

Hi Hellboy

Thought of that overcoating the etching primer I'll give it a go but its the thickness I might end up with I'll spray using thinner coats and try it cheers  :-))

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Re: Etching primer
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 01:09:23 PM »

Upol etch primer from Halfords seems to do a fine job and is applied as a single very light coat which should have little effect on the final thickness. Do not use it as you would a normal primer, i.e to provide a surface for the final coats..


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