[WWI] Vallejo primer was Acrylic primer

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 27 10:19:12 EST 2011

That's why I liked Mr. Surfacer - it sands well but the problem, I think, and others appear to have found a similar issue, is that it sort of re-melts the glued areas -  where the glue is the plastic melding type, not superglue. Perhaps I need to let the glued areas cure more.  Another advantage of superglue.

I will try to find the acrylic primer at the hardware store. Halfords is a UK-based firm but we have equivalents here, I imagine. Thanks.

From: hamerthehorrible at live.co.uk
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:09:46 +0000
Subject: Re: [WWI] Vallejo primer was Acrylic primer

Matt, I have some of the Vallejo primer, after having tried it a few times, it just doesn't quite 'cut the mustard' for me, I find it sits on top of the plastic/resin instead of really bonding with the surface, when you sand the stuff even with really fine grade wet n dry, it lifted at the edges of the abrasion very slightly, so you kind of get a step at the edge the sanded area. A real pain. It would be o.k. as a final layer before the actual paint goes on, or maybe I just didn't have the stuff thoroughly mixed, or leave it to dry long enough (12 hrs for an acrylic primer should be plenty though).

> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:27:00 -0600> From: matt.bittner at cox.net
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Acrylic primer
> FYI, Vallejo has a gray primer. I picked mine up from Sprue Brothers. 
> Haven't used it yet, though...
> Matt Bittner
> On 12/26/2011 11:34 AM, Michael Kendix wrote:
> > I was going to try and stay away from enamels. How hot can it be - Mr. 
> > Surfacer is lacquer-based. But, yes, I have some Testors' flat white 
> > enamel right here, and that does stick - I've used that on the movable 
> > flying surfaces of the Lloyd.
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > From: dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
> > To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> > Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:04:18 -0300
> > Subject: Re: [WWI] Acrylic primer
> >
> > No Krylon!
> > I heard that it may harm styrene as it somewhat "hot".
> > I don't always prime surfaces, but when I do, I use Gunze Sangyo Mr. 
> > Primer.
> > D.
> > “Stay primed, my friends.”
> >
> >     ----- Original Message -----
> >     *From:* Michael Kendix <mailto:mkendix at hotmail.com>
> >     *To:* list WWI modelling <mailto:wwi at wwi-models.org>
> >     *Sent:* Monday, December 26, 2011 2:11 PM
> >     *Subject:* [WWI] Acrylic primer
> >
> >     Hi:
> >
> >     I need to prime the plastic on the Llyod's exterior. I am off to
> >     the hardware store in an hour or so.  Is Krylon on good as a
> >     primer on models? I am trying something other than Mr. Surfacer.
> >
> >     Michael
> >
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