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I've used Tamiya rattle cans forever and always had nice results. Yesterday, I primed some parts in their grey primer. Went on great. But then when I sprayed the white on top, it fisheyed and puddled in the crevices. All kinds of issues. And the white had worked just fine a few hours earlier on some other parts.

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Dis anyone spray anything with silicone in it anywhere near the body?

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I think the Tamiya white paint is a fluke. It's happened to me, and a few others.

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Nope, no silicone in the area. I would just assume it was the white. "Racing White" to be exact. But it had worked fine on other parts earlier in the day.

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Primer being flat is able to cover things the gloss can't ....sounds like there was something on the body like mold release....

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Thanks Dave. I am not disciplined in washing my parts. Bodies, yes. Everything else, no.

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Was the part cold and dry then taken outside into hot and humid where condensation could have interfered?

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Whats happening is you might be applying too much gloss white to cover the gray. A gloss color is "thinner" than a flat color due to the amount of thinner in the paint mix. Therefore, it could run or cause uneven aeras on the painted surface. What I find works is after the coat of gray primer, spray some flat white so it covers over the gray, then apply the gloss white so it gets an even shine/gloss. By doing this, you won't have to apply much of the glossy color to cover the gray primer because there is a surface that matches the color your applying over it. This works for gloss black over flat black, red over pink, sliver over black, and so on.

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You may get more results, and more informed ones, if you use a more descriptive thread title like"Tamiya gray primer problem - fisheyes, etc."

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