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Simple question. Model is already in primer, and I would like to use some Tamiya rattle can paint. Can I shoot Tamiya gloss back over Rustoleum 2x primer?

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Test it on something. I have a supply of plastic spoons for that reason. I also keep them as reference, noting the base coat and actual color.

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Yup.  Rust-Oleum 2X Flat Gray primer is what I always use. I airbrush craft acrylic paints and Tamiya acrylic paints.  Here is a 65 Impala body I primed in Rust-Oleum Flat Gray that I shot Tamiya X-7 red acrylic paint over.  

 

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1 hour ago, 64SS350 said:

Test it on something. I have a supply of plastic spoons for that reason. I also keep them as reference, noting the base coat and actual color.

X2. The Tamiya rattle cans are a laquer, but not a really hot one.

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Whether on a house, a 1:1 car, or a model, when you are using materials from different manufacturers (or even different paint systems from the same manufacturer)...test, test, and test again before putting the stuff on anything of importance.

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9 hours ago, Mark said:

Whether on a house, a 1:1 car, or a model, when you are using materials from different manufacturers (or even different paint systems from the same manufacturer)...test, test, and test again before putting the stuff on anything of importance.

Word!  😀

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It's best to stick to one manufacturer and type. Especially with how expensive tamiya paint is. You can test but the next time you grab a can of rustoleum primer if the formula changes it may be purple bath time.

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I'd be loathe to using anything from Rust-Oleum, seeing as how they have decimated the Polly Scale, Floquil, and Testors lines after acquiring them.  Their actions suggest that they don't want any money from hobbyists, so why give them any?

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3 hours ago, Mark said:

I'd be loathe to using anything from Rust-Oleum, seeing as how they have decimated the Polly Scale, Floquil, and Testors lines after acquiring them.  Their actions suggest that they don't want any money from hobbyists, so why give them any?

Yea, but I can understand it from a business stand point.  They can do small runs of hobby paint with limited sales outlets or run the big cans of spray paints 24/7 that they can put in every Walmart, Lowe’s, Target, Home Depot etc across the country!   

Sad for hobbies but a fact of life.

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Another brand to avoid, I guess.  Or, to put it into language they can understand, "transition away from Rust-Oleum products in order to provide the needed synergy for the company to more closely target their desired demographic..."

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You people can do what you wish,but after paying $30.00 + dollars for a kit,there's no way I will be using Rust-Oleum or Krylon paint.

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2 hours ago, Bobdude said:

You people can do what you wish,but after paying $30.00 + dollars for a kit,there's no way I will be using Rust-Oleum or Krylon paint.

Good point. If the rustoleum crazes the plastic there is no savings by using cheap paint. 

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I have used and occasionally use Rustoleum and Krylon short cuts paint. I use it over Tamiya primer.  I have yet to have any paint troubles. I have had more trouble out of the Testors paint when it was Testors.  I use Tamiya mostly but sometimes you need a color they don’t have. 

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