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Posted 01 October 2009 - 05:42 PM
What color primer do you guys prefer?
i was thinking of using black primer, because i recently coated a few baits in black paint because i figured metallic silver (the base color of my bait) would show up better on black than white. but i think some other colors might show up better on white.
so what color primer should i buy?
Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:24 PM
Any colour other than black will do, but I usually use matte white.pete
Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:11 AM
you don't reccomend black primer? why not?
i think i'm going to go with matte white anyway.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:33 PM
For metallic silver as base color, black is actually the preferred base color. Some of the chrome paints benefit from black base as well. Experiment as see what you like best, some other color as base (red, brown etc) will give you different effect as well.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:08 PM
i went ahead and got white primer because i figured most colors would work with it. this stuff does not cover colors well! after three coats,the firetiger underneath still showed through!
Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:40 PM
Polytranspar Superhide White. It's a very good acrylic white basecoat that will cover any underlying pattern in max 2 shots. It also has good adhesion and forms a durable base.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 12:00 AM
I use rattle can laquer white, and it usually covers the bait with one nice coat!
Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:46 PM
i bought a bottle of this. i tried using it as a base coat once but this was with my old tip (bent) and it didn't work out well. it was probably the nozzle restricting flow. i'll try it again.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 07:54 PM
Depends o wat you want to do really. White makes your colors stand out. Darker primers will change the colors all together. Experiment is the best way to really find out what you want. I use white, gray & ruddy brown.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:44 PM
Ive been reading and reading this post trying to understand why the primer color is important. This is my opinion. If the colors you use are opaque and you can see the black under the silver you need more silver to cover the black. If you can see white under the silver you need more silver. If you are trying to achieve a tranparent look then you need an undercoat that will complement what you are trying to do. I hope this does not confuse you even worse. But if I had to buy different color primers I would buy black and white then you can mix any color from light to dark. I use different base coats to get this look.