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Resin Paint Question? Can Someone Help

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Hey guys, I'm am about to start my first resin kit. I have an AFX 87-93 notch. I have painted some hoods and used Testors primers and have had some horrible result. I REALLY WANT to use the Model Masters custom lacquer system,Bright Calypso. Can anyone recommend a good primer or some tips to a good paint job........Thanks in advance.

My plans for the notch are a Turbocharged, 351, 10.5 inch outlaw drag car......My camera usb wont work in my laptop(my pc took a crab about a month ago) After the holidays i am getting it fixed so i will post progress pics....

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clean the resin parts with Westly's blech-white tire cleaner , let them set in the cleaner over night then wash with soap and water then you can prime and paint .

Edited by crashalot2

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Clean it as Crashalot said.

I've found Krylon primer to work the best of those I've used.

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thanks guys.

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As others have said, make sure it is squeaky clean. After cleaning it, I usually wet sand it with 1000 grit. I use Plastikote T-235 primer for resin bodies (and everything else for that matter) with great results, especially if you are using lacquers.

HTH.

Thanks,

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Duplicolor primer works well also..

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Duplicolor primer works well also..

The day before i posted this, I bought a dupilcolor grey primer. I went with grey to deepin the Bright Calypso...Hopefully it works out I want this project to come out awesome.

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The day before i posted this, I bought a dupilcolor grey primer. I went with grey to deepin the Bright Calypso...Hopefully it works out I want this project to come out awesome.

I like using Plasti-Kote from Michaels craft store, they got it in white primer

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I'm pretty happy right now. I soaked the body over night and primed it with the grey duplicolor primer and it looks great. I rubbed it out nice and will spray it tomorrow....Thanks

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You can tell when resin is ready for prime/paint steps by when Masking tape will stick to it. If it sticks, you are ready to roll. If it does not stick, paint will not either, and it needs to be cleaned more.

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I have found that some resins continue to sweat out after you clean them and store them for a few weeks before you prime them. Being slightly lazy I have had a clean fest then put the resin away to use later. Bad move.

If the resin sits unprimed for a while, just get some Comet (or similar) powdered bathroom sink cleaner (WITH BLEACH) give the parts a good scrubbing with a tooth brush. It will remove the oils that sweat out with minimal work.

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