Surface Primer Alternatives? (and also about Testors Primer)

Surface Primer Alternatives? (and also about Testors Primer)

Post by Peter Cho » Mon, 15 Mar 2004 19:23:46



 I realized that Testors Grey Primer sucks. No, all of Testors spray paints
and bottles suck. Too much grain and huge particles. --; They are cheap but
they work exactly as they cost.

 So I am trying to find an alternative, the one is cheap and smooth.
Someone suggested automotive primer but I am not sure about it until
somebody says it's sandable and gives me a good smooth surface.

 I came up with an idea of using talcum powder mixed with *** and
acrylic matte medium and airbrush medium (from Liquitex). Do you guys think
it's a good idea?

 
 
 

Surface Primer Alternatives? (and also about Testors Primer)

Post by cat » Tue, 16 Mar 2004 04:26:47


On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 10:23:46 GMT, Peter Choi

Quote:
> So I am trying to find an alternative, the one is cheap and smooth.
>Someone suggested automotive primer but I am not sure about it until
>somebody says it's sandable and gives me a good smooth surface.

        Virtually all auto primers are sandable and will work just
fine. I use them all the time. On regular plastic kits I always try
the paint on a piece of sprue first just to be sure the plastic is
unaffected by the pains.

Quote:
> I came up with an idea of using talcum powder mixed with *** and
>acrylic matte medium and airbrush medium (from Liquitex). Do you guys think
>it's a good idea?

        Chemically no, unless you use reagent grads ***, and even
then it is a poor idea because, compared to the particles in paint,
talc is huge. Better and cheaper to use a good auto primer.

                                                                cat

 
 
 

Surface Primer Alternatives? (and also about Testors Primer)

Post by Peter Cho » Tue, 16 Mar 2004 15:46:21


Quote:

>> So I am trying to find an alternative, the one is cheap and smooth.
>>Someone suggested automotive primer but I am not sure about it until
>>somebody says it's sandable and gives me a good smooth surface.

>      Virtually all auto primers are sandable and will work just
> fine. I use them all the time. On regular plastic kits I always try
> the paint on a piece of sprue first just to be sure the plastic is
> unaffected by the pains.

>> I came up with an idea of using talcum powder mixed with *** and
>>acrylic matte medium and airbrush medium (from Liquitex). Do you guys
>>think it's a good idea?

>      Chemically no, unless you use reagent grads ***, and even
> then it is a poor idea because, compared to the particles in paint,
> talc is huge. Better and cheaper to use a good auto primer.

>                                         cat

 Wow...thank you very much. It helped so much.