Recommend a Primer

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Re: Recommend a Primer - base coat under green

Postby garethevans1986 » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:06 pm

steve howe wrote:Slightly off topic, I've always used a grey primer on locos, most of which have been GWR pre or post 1923. It occurred to me recently that it would make more sense, particularly with a very deep green like the GWR pre-1928, to use a red oxide primer on the basis it would give better depth of colour.

Any thoughts anyone?


Id do a trial - find a strip of brass, mask half, spray with grey primer and let it dry, then mask the grey bit and spray the other half with the red, let that dry then spray both sides with the green and see which one comes out better.

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Re: Recommend a Primer

Postby jon price » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:10 pm

Nor brilliant photos I know but these are Halfords red oxide primer on bare brass, with acrylic spray paint top coat. Quite a lot of handling has taken place over several years.


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