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#1 GIROLDO

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:52 AM

ok, i am very familiar with painting, i airbrush and what not...

but i havent worked with plastic much. If i use duplicolor i know i need a base and clear but is primer needed?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:35 PM

there is realy no need for it in my opinion. just make sure to sand the surface first

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE(101499 @ Jun 19 2007, 02:11 PM) View Post

there is realy no need for it in my opinion. just make sure to sand the surface first


Oh and i didn't knew that haha Thank you very much! You helped me out too tongue.gif

Edited by MoksiMetiBoy, 19 June 2007 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:39 PM

I'd recommend it.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:59 PM

i mean all it does is help the paint to stick better. if you sand the surface then there will be a higher surface area and thus mor surface for the paint to stick to resulting in it sticking better

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:15 PM

All the greats use primer.

Hozy for instance- his tutorial

G0t m4xx21- I know for a fact he uses a primer.

I'm sure grim_d uses primer.

I'm sure GSX uses primer (..speaking of him..I haven't seen him on here for a while O_O)

I'm just saying...I recommend it.

Edited by sicknasty413, 19 June 2007 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:23 PM

if u have the extra $$$ then its great. but it isnt needed

#8 GIROLDO

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:53 PM

Thanks. I thought so.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE(GIROLDO @ Jun 19 2007, 10:29 AM) View Post

Thanks. I thought so.

ya, if you got extra cash laying around, buy it. other than that when i used duplicolor i didn't use a primer. however it will need a good sanding though

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE(makaveli86 @ Jun 19 2007, 05:37 PM) View Post

ya, if you got extra cash laying around, buy it. other than that when i used duplicolor i didn't use a primer. however it will need a good sanding though


Hmmm I have sandpaper with 600 bla bla tongue.gif is that good enough?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE(MoksiMetiBoy @ Jun 19 2007, 12:49 PM) View Post

Hmmm I have sandpaper with 600 bla bla tongue.gif is that good enough?

600 grit is alrite, but if you plan to sand between coats (which you should), your going to need higher grit, soemthin like 1200, 1500.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:53 PM

save the trouble and use the primer. seriously. it's like $4

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(makaveli86 @ Jun 19 2007, 06:53 PM) View Post

600 grit is alrite, but if you plan to sand between coats (which you should), your going to need higher grit, soemthin like 1200, 1500.


hmmm didn't know that grit 1200, 1500 existed! (local shop has grit 200>800)

But if you use a primer on your case/faceplate and let it dry, do I have to sandpaper(grit?) it? Or is it not nescecary?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE(GIROLDO @ Jun 19 2007, 06:28 AM) View Post

ok, i am very familiar with painting, i airbrush and what not...

but i havent worked with plastic much. If i use duplicolor i know i need a base and clear but is primer needed?


I'm in the same boat as you. I want to use duplicolor metal speck paint on my new xbox, and i wanted to know if i have to sand inbetween coats and/or use primer. If I do have to use primer, I dont know what color I should buy since I'm using metal speck paint.

Edited by ghettoc401, 19 June 2007 - 06:48 PM.


#15 makaveli86

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE(ghettoc401 @ Jun 19 2007, 02:24 PM) View Post

I'm in the same boat as you. I want to use duplicolor metal speck paint on my new xbox, and i wanted to know if i have to sand inbetween coats and/or use primer. If I do have to use primer, I dont know what color I should buy since I'm using metal speck paint.

ok, the primer is used to help later coats stick and bond together 'better' than if there was no primer. if your planning to paint a dark colour, get a white primer, usually works best. HOWEVER, sanding in between coats gives you the best outcome, using the primer isn't a substitute. Since you will be painting several layers (or you should be), you will need to sand between layers to help the next layer better bond with the previous layer.

to find higher grit paper, go to a paint store, they usually have higher grit sandpaper.




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