White or gray primer under "Plum Crazy" purple

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White or gray primer under "Plum Crazy" purple

Joined: March 7th, 2005, 1:29 pm

May 1st, 2011, 9:25 pm #1

i have a barracuda headed for its top coat of primer.

Which primer white or gray?

thanks for any help here.

regards,
joe.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:17 pm

May 2nd, 2011, 1:30 am #2

and shoot color over the two primers and pick the best presentation. BTW, isn't Plum Crazy a metallic shade? HTH, Joel.
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Snake
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May 2nd, 2011, 2:19 am #3

i have a barracuda headed for its top coat of primer.

Which primer white or gray?

thanks for any help here.

regards,
joe.
Plum Crazy wants to be bright, which calls for a white primer.

If you're using the new Testor lacquer system colors, however, I think you'll find that they cover VERY well, so it really shouldn't make that much difference.
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joe taylor
joe taylor

May 2nd, 2011, 12:18 pm #4

and shoot color over the two primers and pick the best presentation. BTW, isn't Plum Crazy a metallic shade? HTH, Joel.
primer, top coat and clears.

It is a good idea. In this case i did not do it because I have used all of these manufacturers' products in this sequence.

Duplicolor primer
Tamiya primer
MCW lacquers

joe.
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joe taylor
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May 2nd, 2011, 12:19 pm #5

Plum Crazy wants to be bright, which calls for a white primer.

If you're using the new Testor lacquer system colors, however, I think you'll find that they cover VERY well, so it really shouldn't make that much difference.
I think you are right about using the white.

I will probably do a test.

thanks Snake,

joe.
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Joined: February 24th, 2002, 12:50 pm

May 2nd, 2011, 2:47 pm #6

Back in the '90s I did a Monogram '70 GTX in MCW Plum Crazy over MCW's own primer, which was absolutely beautiful stuff to work with. Very, VERY smooth. IIRC it was a very light gray, not far from 36440 Gull Gray. It came out great.

With MCW paints, go for coverage and don't worry about gloss. You have to clearcoat them for gloss anyway, and then rub out the clear.

MCW is good stuff. Only reason I don't use more of it is the inconvenience of mail-order paint.

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Joined: April 20th, 2008, 5:22 am

May 7th, 2011, 5:12 pm #7

i have a barracuda headed for its top coat of primer.

Which primer white or gray?

thanks for any help here.

regards,
joe.
Gray primer is fine! [/IMG]
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Joined: March 7th, 2005, 1:29 pm

May 9th, 2011, 1:45 pm #8

That is my next hurdle with a car i just finished base coat on.

joe.
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Joined: April 20th, 2008, 5:22 am

May 9th, 2011, 7:05 pm #9

I didn't have to clear -coat ! It is automotive acylic laquer from Colors for Miniatures.Great paint that levels itself!
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