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Old 03-04-2007, 09:26 AM
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I have been looking for grey paint in a "spray can" that is not to shiny for a destroyer type model, the only thing I have found so far is primer, if possible I would like to stay away the "small" cans at the hobby store that are around $5 because it is a large model, thanks, Randy.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:09 PM
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You could use the flat primer, then spray a coat of "semi-gloss clear" over it.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:31 PM
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The ACE hardware store here carries a few brands of primer gray.
The Now brand is the lightest gray.
Krylon is a fairly dark gray, and the ACE brand is a very dark gray.

For my Italian "dirty white" I go to the craft store, and pick up a "soft grey" by Ceramcoat Delta, and then apply that with a two inch trim brush.(no spray can) [&:]
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:04 PM
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Kmot, I think I might go with the primer and then semi gloss, I have semi gloss polyurethan in a spray can I would like to use, do you see any reason it would not work, or is there another type of clear that is better, thanks, Randy
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:06 PM
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You need to be careful about paint brand incompatability. Test on a piece of scrap first.

Some paint formulas will react with another brand, and cause cracking, checking, etc.
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:51 PM
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Kmot, I tried a red primer for the entire hull thinking I might paint the top half later with grey but the 2 different paints did not mix, the grey paint cracked so I figured I would let it harden for about a week, but after your last post about paint cracking I decided to go to a different primer "Dupi-color" and it works, they also make the primer red and a clear enamal that should work, but I will still try it out on a sample piece, Thank you very much, Randy.
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Hello,

I have had very good results using the spray can primer paints from Ace.
They are usually slightly less expensive than the Krylon brand which also works well.
I apply the paint in several light coats sanding between each coat. I then wet sand the last
two coats slow working to 600 grit. On my combat ships I stop at 600 grit wet/dry sand paper.
by wet sanding you get a very smooth, texture free finish that does not look like primer at all.
Dirt and grim from operation clean up easily with glass cleaner. To avoid any color issues I buy l
the paint I need for a ship all at once to avoid possible batch lot differences. Also some of the
automotive high temperature exhaust header or gas grill flat black paints can give you a darker black
than the black primer but you will need to test to see if they are compatiable as there are several
different brands. I hope this is helpful.

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Old 03-17-2007, 10:36 PM
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Hey everyone, I found some Krylon light industrail grey, I like it but its a little shiny so I covered it with polyurithain satin and it looks good, Thanks, Randy
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