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Alternative for tamiya primer
Elyashiv
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 03:14 AM GMT+7
Hey
I looking for good primer instead of the tamiya one...
I need primer that i can spray(i don't have airbrush) and good reaction for tamiya ts aprays
I thought about mr. Surfacer, its good for use with tamiya ts sprays?
Thanks
damoore46
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Are you needing an Acryllic based primer only? I've used various automobile primers for years, but they are usually enamel or lacquer based. I don't know what you have available to you, but auto parts stores should carry something in spray cans.
Elyashiv
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
Mr surfacer is enamel or lacquer? I need it for tamiya ts sprays
lentorpe
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:11 PM GMT+7
You can use Vallejo primer. There is a lot of colors to choose (black, white, rust red, OD, russian green, german yellow, etc). So it serves as a first colorcoat. It also has the advantage of being self-levelling, so you can apply it by brush. There will be no brush marks and it makes a very thin layer. It is not really acrylic but acryl-polyurethane, but it has very little odour.


It has its disadvantages, though:


1.- Never forget to shake it well before using.

2.- Minimum curing time is AT LEAST 24 hours, but it will be much better if you give it 2 or 3 days.

3.- It works fine when you are sure that the building phase is over and you won´t have to sand, file nor correct it any more; but this stuff creates a thin film, some kind of elastic skin, and if it is not PERFECTLY cured you can make small balls if you try to sand, file, etc.

My 2 cents.
Elyashiv
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:54 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much for the answers
Vallejo is too expensive to me... I had to buy it from eBay and its expensive, mr surfacer is one of the primers i can buy here and it's not expensive... So this is good primer for tamiya ts sprays?
Thanks again