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I can't see any reason for it at all. For Testor metallic enamels I like to shoot a flat coat that's as close as possible to the final color, but if I don't have that handy, no problem, I just use flat white or a light gray primer.

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I can't see any reason for it at all. For Testor metallic enamels I like to shoot a flat coat that's as close as possible to the final color, but if I don't have that handy, no problem, I just use flat white or a light gray primer.

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I can't see any reason for it at all. For Testor metallic enamels I like to shoot a flat coat that's as close as possible to the final color, but if I don't have that handy, no problem, I just use flat white or a light gray primer.

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Uh I have used Testor's Metalizers extensively . The deal to remember is this . The Base coat , if you Prime  MUST BE SANDED TO BE AS SMOOTH AS A BABY BOTTOM !

Here is a model of the former Zep diner that was in Hawthorne California . I used the Aluminum Buffing Metalizer and used OLD T-shirts :

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Uh I have used Testor's Metalizers extensively . The deal to remember is this . The Base coat , if you Prime  MUST BE SANDED TO BE AS SMOOTH AS A BABY BOTTOM !

Here is a model of the former Zep diner that was in Hawthorne California . I used the Aluminum Buffing Metalizer and used OLD T-shirts :

th_78f7321f-98b4-4655-9f52-3a78047635c9_
th_tryingtoduplicateashotabout1934_zpse3

thanks, I'll take in mind sanding my primer smoother than a babies bottom  ^_^

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thanks, I'll take in mind sanding my primer smoother than a babies bottom  ^_^

That's really not necessary, unless you're talking about primer for a Metalizer final finish, as in the example pictured. Primer wants to be smooth, but it doesn't have to be high-polished smooth.

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