This seems to be recommended by a lot of people so I bought a tin a few months ago. I used it to prime the u/c bays on a typhoon amnd nearly melted everything! I haven't used it since! My thought was to give the inside of each wing a quick spray before glueing the wing halves together so no masking issues. Obviously there was too much solvent present and I wonder hether the pressure was too high because it was a new tin. I would be grateful for your opinion because I need to paint an F15 in Air Superiority Blue one day and the only one available - which I have - is acrylic. Thanks in advance
I love the stuff, been using it for a number of years without any problems....well not quite but we'll come back to that.
I've used the grey and white primers, matt and gloss black and gloss white, all have been fine.
Used it on maintream kits, limited run kits (High Planes) and resin with no problems
The one problem I've had is spraying Halfords on top of enamels. I've heard the rule that you can paint enamels on acrylics but not the other way around. And I've proved that point as Halfords paints can craze over enamels. As a side note Vallejo acrylic seems to be ok on top of Humbrol enamel.
You may have had a duff can. They also work much better if you stand them in warm water before spraying.
I've never, ever had a problem with Halfords primer. There are however three different primers. There's the filler primer (leave it alone, too thick). The acrylic primer, fine for most applications and usually available in three colours - grey / white / rust. Then there's the plastic primer, used for priming plastic bumpers after scuff damage etc.
As Neil suggests, stand the can in warm water before use and also agitate well.
Thanks for the opinions guys. It was a brand new tin so I think the pressure was too high - enough shot out anyway - so I don't think warm water will do any good, probably increase the pressure! Maybe just spraying into the air - outside - would do to reduce the pressure a bit then maybe I might get more of a mist coat - which I could build up?
Dunking the can in warm water thins the paint and makes it flow better. When you sprayed the paint it might have been quite viscous which could have caused the problem.
But yes you're right, it can come out at a hell of a rate, I tend to hold the can about 9"-12" away. Obviously there comes a point where the distance causes it to dry before it hits the plastic so you have to experiment.
I, too, have had no trouble with Halfords acrylic primers. I have also, for the first time, used their acylic gloss on a Tamiya Skyray and produced my first decent white gloss finish.
It sounds as if you may have got a can of the other stuff. Maybe it was wongly labelled. what did it smell like?
Which paint are you you using for air superiority blue? The only one I found was an acrylic by Lifecolor - which blocked up my airbrush. It wouldn't spray no matter how much I thinned it. Maybe I got a duff bottle but it put me off trying any of their other colours
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