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66351stang
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From: sayville,newyork
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posted 11-08-2003 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i bought a 66 coupe 1/16 scale , i want to build it the exact duplicate of my 66, exterior is emberglo and interior is parchment and emberglo, question is body shop is going to make the emberglo is there any special prep i have to do to paint the model with the acrylic enamel, or can i just use regual model primer, i am going to air brush the model??????

thanks in advance

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-08-2003 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have used Duplicolor primer in a spray can with excellent results. If you can't bring yourself to use the spray can, you can carefully spray the primer into a jar and fill your airbrush cup and use your airbrush. I get excellent results on 1/25 models with the spray can. Kyrlon primers also work well.

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Spray some primer into a jar and let it sit for a few hours. Some of the thinner will evaporate and leave you with a primer paste. Use this as filler putty on pinholes, etc. It's the same material as the primer so shrinkage is identical - it won't crack later.

Tracy

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bigblocked85
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posted 11-08-2003 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigblocked85   Click Here to Email bigblocked85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes I use primer and sometimes I dont. It depends if I have done body mods and have used fillers or not. I like to have my finish as thin as possible so that I dont loose the reality in the details. I havent used acrylic enamel only because I LOVE basecoat/clearcoat. My methods are: scotchbrite the entire serface with white scotchbrite, wash it with warm soap and water making sure to rinse real good. Double up on the thinner in my basecoat and shoot somewhat of a dry spray until uniform coverage. After it dries (a few minutes) I paint all the details and trim and apply my decals. Then I shoot it with Valspar AC200MS clear and again go with additional thinner. Works good for me. I stay away from primer if I can. I have never had an adhesion issue and I abuse my cars pretty bad. BTW, I dont use the models to look at, I run the hell out of them at the 1/24 slot car dragstrip. Kids will be kids

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