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