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What's everyone's favorite red oxide primer?

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Posted (edited)

Hi,

Assuming it's Duplicolor by chance?

Or PlastiKote?

Edited by aurfalien

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Tamiya!

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Nothing wrong with Duplicolor.

As far as primers go, I don't care much.

Just as long as it "primes" & it's relatively cheap.

 

Steve

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Tamiya!

Hi,

Tamiya makes a red oxide primer?

I'll research.

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For an actual primer, or for a finish coat for something like a rat rod or beater?

I have a big can of "red" primer, but I forget what kind it is. Might be Rustoleum. I'll try to remember next time I dive into the Snakepit.

For a ratty rod finish, I like Model Master Rust, cut with lacquer thinner and airbrushed.

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Hi Monsignor Snake,

Good questions.  More for like a rat rod sorta thing.

Thinking about my next concept.

 

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Hi Monsignor Snake,

Good questions.  More for like a rat rod sorta thing.

Thinking about my next concept.

 

Yah, I did a '32 Ford in Model Master Rust a while back and it looked pretty good. Not a rat rod, just a primered early/mid '60s street runner.

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Yah, I did a '32 Ford in Model Master Rust a while back and it looked pretty good. Not a rat rod, just a primered early/mid '60s street runner.

Hi,

Yep, the kinda look I'm going for as well.  I'll look for that paint.

Thank you!

BTW I looked for that Tamiya red oxide and while it's most likely awesome, costs a grip and not easily shipped to the states.

 

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I needed the red oxide primer on my chassis an using actual primer was too thick. So I was told by a guy in the store with me as I looked for an alternative to mix model masters leather with red, I forget for sure but like 4:1. It looks pefect for the red oxide. 

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I seem to remember using Rustoleum red oxide primer for my '67 Mustang chassis here.......I don't remember it coming out thick, but I did airbrush it on as I'm not fond of spray cans.

PA315480

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Hi,

Wow both pictures look great.

I think using MM rust and thinning it with lacquer thinner will work well for me.

For me, the best lacquer thinner is Tamiya.  Seems like hardware store variety here in Cali has changed and sorta sux now.

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....Seems like hardware store variety here in Cali has changed and sorta sux now.

Yup...the mommy state is making sure you won't be exposed to anything that might hurtums widdle wungs.

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Yup...the mommy state is making sure you won't be exposed to anything that might hurtums widdle wungs.

:lol::lol: :lol: 

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You could pick a shade of red you like and finish it off with dullcote. Maybe leave a bit of texture in the color coat.

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I needed the red oxide primer on my chassis an using actual primer was too thick. So I was told by a guy in the store with me as I looked for an alternative to mix model masters leather with red, I forget for sure but like 4:1. It looks pefect for the red oxide.

 

Yeah, MM Leather isn't far from their Rust. The Rust is a little redder but I wouldn't hesitate to do a rat-ish rod in straight Leather, either. Or, you might want to add a dash of MM or Testor Flat Red to either the Rust or the Leather.

I'm not sure there's any kind of "standard" color for red oxide primer. I've seen all sorts of variations. Play around and you'll come up with a shade you like.

Hey, I just remembered I have a couple relevant pics on the Magic Box. Here's straight MM Rust playing the part of "red oxide primer" on my low-buck '65 Chevelle Modified Production dragster.

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Edited by Snake45

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Hi Monsignor Snake45,

That's a very nicely done project.  The rust is killer.

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