Primers and painting

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Primers and painting

Post by Jerry Carducci » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:09 pm

Hello all.

Primers and painting. Is there a concise entry within the forum which describes best practices with regards to priming and painting?
By painting I don't mean applying camouflage, just the base or primary finish color.

I understand there are personal preferences regarding etching primers whether for aluminium or steel parts.

I understand that most builders prime parts after trial fitting.

From past experience (sorry 1/10 and mostly gas/glow powered, cast aluminium hulls) I never paint the interior of a model tank where the
mechanics areas grease, oil and paint often turn into a gooey mess. I'm open to revising my approach if someone gives a good reason why
I should paint the inner lower hull.

I was planning to use two part epoxy paint for the finish coat, KlassKote. They are willing to make up any color if not in their catalog
and prices are reasonable, products durable.

Thoughts? Comments?

Jerry
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Re: Primers and painting

Post by johnny johnson » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:25 pm

I paint every part inside and out just because I hate corrosion no other reason just what I prefer, on the 2nd part, your choice of paint, I find it more time consuming but man is it durable and worth the extra effort!

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Re: Primers and painting

Post by Stephen White » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:55 pm

Jerry

The Knowledge Base is your friend......

Here is the topic on Priming and Painting. I wrote it before the two topics on Weathering, so there is a degree of overlap.

http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewt ... ae19bc09cd

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Re: Primers and painting

Post by Jerry Carducci » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 am

Thanks for the reference.

I'll read it and all that I find still not decided on the red oxide primer but perhaps.. not having to worry about 'fuel proof' paints
is a boon...

Jerry
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