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I got a 67 impala model that I want to exactly model my 67. I plan on painting it with the same paint and flake on my car.

Since its plastic, is there anything special I need to do to get the paint to hold so it doesn't flake off? Should I just hit it with 800 grit before painting it? Do I need to primer it? :dunno: I just planned on 800 grit then shoot with no primer..what do you model pros think? :cool:
 

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you need to primer it. just pick up a can of dupont primer light grey from autozone and hit it with that. (a lot of automotive paints will attack and eat the plastic)

I usually sand the plastic with like 400 or up first..just to take the shine off and get the primer to bite.

What type of paint are you using?
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Aug 2 2005, 12:52 PM
you need to primer it. just pick up a can of dupont primer light grey from autozone and hit it with that. (a lot of automotive paints will attack and eat the plastic)

I usually sand the plastic with like 400 or up first..just to take the shine off and get the primer to bite.

What type of paint are you using?
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Its a Base/Clear. PPG Prismatic Blue with prismatic flake.

Its basically a high metallic Blue base coat with a prismatic flake mid-coat and then finally clear.
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Aug 2 2005, 01:29 PM
so it's urethane..laquer..enamel??
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Its regular modern automotive base/clear paint....which is usually urethane.

automotive laquer died out like 50 years ago :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by Joe5pt0@Aug 2 2005, 10:23 PM
Its regular modern automotive base/clear paint....which is usually urethane.

automotive laquer died out like 50 years ago :biggrin:
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well laquer is commonly used on model cars. that's why i asked
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Aug 2 2005, 10:37 PM
well laquer is commonly used on model cars. that's why i asked
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ahh i didn't know that, and you didnt know that about automotive paints

its wonderful to share information isn't it? :biggrin:


thanks for the responses, i'll just hit it with primer to be safe :cool:
 

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Originally posted by Joe5pt0@Aug 2 2005, 10:44 PM
ahh i didn't know that, and you didnt know that about automotive paints

its wonderful to share information isn't it? :biggrin:
thanks for the responses, i'll just hit it with primer to be safe :cool:
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actually i use urethane a lot on my cars (HOK)....;)
 
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