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    QuestionPrimer 'shades' effect top coat shade?

    Hi,

    will 2 shades of grey primer be noticeable when the final paint goes on?
    Got copious amount of Radiant Red cellulose to go on.

    Just wondering as certain primer colours are recommended for specific top coat colours so it must have an influence !?.

    I've got two shades because the steel shell is etched and 2pk primed (rolled on - christ it took some sanding off).
    All the panels are fibre glass and just Upol P88 cellulose primed.



    If there's any chance of the colour coat having two shades I'll have to blow the shell over to match the darker shade.
    (I'll only spray cellulose, even though I have the full H&S stuff).

    cheers
    KJ

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    my last car was radiant red. Whole car was primed in PINK to help get the deep red colour. Well worth the effort and colour lasted 8 years i owned it very well. If you need another coat, definately do it pink.

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    normally coloured basecoats are for candies/pearls because they are so thin and light colours like yellow which is hard to get a good coverage without loads of paint.

    I would have thought red would be OK but you could add some of your red paint to your primer to give you a red base if you wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35kid View Post
    I would have thought red would be OK but you could add some of your red paint to your primer to give you a red base if you wanted.
    That is what I do too. My primer is yellow and its very easy to tint like you say. Red is actually one of the worst colours for transparency.
    I would tint some primer pink, thin and filter it as if it were topcoat then you can just treat it as a first coat followed by red coats.
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    Make sure you have enough Radiant Red paint to finish the job, and have some left over for emergencies.

    I was having trouble matching some existing paint for colour, when I watched the guy mix it, when he added the yellow, there was about 0.5cc in 1L, and so it is very difficult to match up perfectly, as it usually comes out too orange.

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    Mate who's a pro painter lays on a coat of white before red. Really evens it and brings it to life.

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    I grey primed my Zephyr convertible . I had to flat an area back
    and it broke through to the original maroon. Didn't worry about it , painted it Base Red , was fine until in strong sunlight when you could see a darker patch where the marron was showing through
    As Steve says a single white coat will make it pop , black base will make it richer , I did a test panel with Nightfire red over three stripes of white primer, grey primer and black, the difference was highly visible .
    Last edited by kapri; 19-07-2009 at 17:47.

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    Thanks for replies!

    Got something to mull over whilst bathing my aching arms (from rubbing down!).

    I've got all the stuff to do the pink overlay - potless but I'm sure some white's in the budget.
    Pink might be better in case I t-cut it thru in the years to come, but I do want this baby to pop!

    Noticed that the awesome Fordson on this months CC is Radiant Red. Yeah baby, glad I bypassed the s black.

    cheers
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