Jump to content


Choosing Primer


  • You cannot reply to this topic
26 replies to this topic

#21 martinfan5

martinfan5

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,200 posts
  • Location:Los Santos, San Andreas
  • Full Name:Jonathan Stephens

Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

It all depends on what you want the hue to be,  there is no wrong base to use

 

I will give you an example, I used emerald green when I did the Bullitt Mustangs, I used a flat black base coat

 

The best advice is to get your self some plastic spoons, or scrape plastic and do some testing with different color base coats to see which one you like the best



#22 MAGNUM4342

MAGNUM4342

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,285 posts
  • Location:Parkersburg
  • Full Name:Kevin White

Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

Johnathan's absolutely correct about spoon testing. It will save you alot of heartache! The general rule of thumb, is to keep the primer in the body color's spectrum. Reds and oranges use the red oxide color. Dark blues, purples and blacks, use the black primer and of course whites, yellows, sky blues you want a white primer. However, you can easily change the hue or tint of a color by switching up the primers.

If you want your testors bright red really bright shoot it over a white primer. If you want it the shade it's formulated to be, use red oxide. If you want it a shade darker like a blood red, go with the black primer. It's not always that cut and dry and this is why we always suggest the spoon test. Hit the dollar store and pick up a hundred spoons for a buck. You're set for a while! ;)

  And yes, silver is a good base for metallics.


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 14 March 2013 - 07:54 PM.


#23 martinfan5

martinfan5

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,200 posts
  • Location:Los Santos, San Andreas
  • Full Name:Jonathan Stephens

Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:52 PM


  And yes, silver is a good base for metallics.

What is it about using silver for metallics that makes it good?



#24 MAGNUM4342

MAGNUM4342

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,285 posts
  • Location:Parkersburg
  • Full Name:Kevin White

Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

What is it about using silver for metallics that makes it good?


Metallics are primarily transparent colors. The flakes that give it the sparkle float inside the tinted clear paint same as pearls do. Using a silver or gold base under the metallic reflects the incoming light back through the metallics paint causing it to shine and sparkle brighter than if a standard primer were used.

#25 mnwildpunk

mnwildpunk

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,668 posts
  • Location:Minneapolis
  • Full Name:Dave isle

Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:04 AM

I learn something everyday

#26 Harry P.

Harry P.

    MCM Ohana

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,825 posts
  • Location:NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name:A mere layman...

Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

I learn something everyday

 

Here's something else you learned today: This was a question, not a tip or tutorial. So it should have been posted in the QUESTION and answer section.



#27 azers

azers

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 503 posts
  • Location:sultan
  • Full Name:Joe l. Spitzer

Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

When i painted my two mopars i painted the emerald green over tamiya primer which is a light grey and it turned out nice.