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boatmadman

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painting styrene
« on: October 12, 2007, 06:32:23 PM »

Not sure if this has been covered somewhere else, but anyway....

Anything in particular to do/avoid before and during painting styrene?

Does it need priming before using halfords spray paint?

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Stavros

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Re: painting styrene
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 06:50:16 PM »

Personally I would use the Halfords Bumper primer to start with then carry on with Halfords top coats etc

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Re: painting styrene
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 06:56:32 PM »

And just to repeat what Stavros has emphasised elsewhere, stick to one brand of paint if you want to avoid problems. Very good advice, as several of us know to our cost!
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Re: painting styrene
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 07:01:12 PM »

Thanks fella's, advice gratefully taken and will be heeded! ;D
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Re: painting styrene
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 08:35:34 PM »

i normally use halfords grey primer, gives a cracking surface finish on styrene, i build alot of plastic kits nevrer had any probs!
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Re: painting styrene
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007, 09:14:25 AM »

i normally use halfords grey primer, gives a cracking surface finish on styrene, i build alot of plastic kits nevrer had any probs!
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