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#1 Beach Bum

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

Hey all, I'm wondering what primer you recommend for spraying through an airbrush?  Getting ready to prime a couple of bodies and after primer will be decanting and spraying Testors Gloss Black on one and the other Testors Gloss Dark Blue on the other body.  I've tried Plastikote which worked well, but, really getting into the airbrush and would like to try using it for priming also.  I did use some Model Masters grey primer through the airbrush for all the other small parts, which I really liked, seem to spray really thin.  Maybe the MM primer is the way to go for the bodies? although I wish I could get bigger bottles of it.  Any suggestions? Thanks



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

Scalefinishes has some great airbrush primer. there are others though, and you could always decant regular primer.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

I think I will try decanting some plastikote and see how that sprays through the brush. Thanks



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

I thought there would be more responses to this, but okay. 

I'd suggest giving your local paint store a call. Talk to them and see if you can get a few sample jars/tins. See what works and then drop the 30-40 dollars for a quart. I know House of Kolor makes a couple primers for plastics. The quarts are pretty affordable at around 30 bucks. 

This is my plan of action for when my airbrush gets here. Sorry I can't be more helpful.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

I think I will try decanting some plastikote and see how that sprays through the brush. Thanks

Plastikote  is best sprayed out of the Can :lol: . Duplicolor has a line of automotive paints in quart cans, they have a ready mixed primer that isn't too pricey at about $25.00 a quart. if you want Hobby type of primers there are a lot of acrylic brands of airbrush ready primers. or you could go to a paint store and let them know what you are planning to paint, they most likely have a House brand that can move you into.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:37 AM

ALCLAD primers are great, they are ready to airbrush with no thinning necessary. Spray at 15 PSI. They come in White,Grey and Black.

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Edited by 935k3, 20 August 2013 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Plastikote  is best sprayed out of the Can :lol: . Duplicolor has a line of automotive paints in quart cans, they have a ready mixed primer that isn't too pricey at about $25.00 a quart. if you want Hobby type of primers there are a lot of acrylic brands of airbrush ready primers. or you could go to a paint store and let them know what you are planning to paint, they most likely have a House brand that can move you into.

Sorry to come in so late to the party, but I am looking for acrylic airbrush ready primers.
Do you have any brands in mind?

Edit- I just found the Vallejo primer on Amazon. Are there any better brands?

Thanks,

Russ


Edited by russosborne, 14 November 2013 - 09:05 PM.