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Old April 23rd, 2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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White primer or Gray primer for a bright green paint job?

For some reason I'm thinking white.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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Is the green a secondary color or the base, eh, either way I would believe white or grey would be fine, I have never used a white primer before, just different shades of grey.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 10:31 PM   #3
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I used light gray primer on my zuk, but its not exactly Bright Green
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why does it matter? either one lease paint all over your backyard!
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white primer, it will make the green brighter i believe.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #6
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What would you prefer show through after you scratch the fukc out of it the first time out? :tonka:
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Another Vote for White making it brighter

(I have no idea, my husband (body shop dude) told me....)
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #8
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First of all. what brand of paint is it ? im wondering becouse in automotive paints there is a value shade system to paints and matching primers and sealers to go with that shade. to are you going to cover the entire thing in primer before you lay the green? if so I would use a sealer instead of primer for one it has beter sealing properties to it. to insure that any body work and scratches dont bleed through over the years and helps agains corrosion from underneath. two you dont have to sand it before you paint. It jsut gives a better overall end product. I would use a light grey sealer ( value shade 1 ) and put a white base coat on that then your green. or just the sealer and the green its all personal preferance. If you need help get ahold of me and ill do what I can for ya.
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mmm this would be a great thread in a paint and bodywork forum :D
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OK since the original poster wont get back, I guess it depends on what your base is, are you going to seal it before you paint blah blah blah! Let us know dewd!
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I would grey primer it, and tint your primer sealer white or green. If you tint your primer sealer, it wont take nearly as much base coat to cover the vehicle, costing less, and the end result will be brighter. The end results are only based on whats underneath! Let us know, CC.
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I would grey primer it, and tint your primer sealer white or green. If you tint your primer sealer, it wont take nearly as much base coat to cover the vehicle, costing less, and the end result will be brighter. The end results are only based on whats underneath! Let us know, CC.



Very good point but pending on how light the color green he is useing for top coast or how translucent it is. with the sealer tinted green, you will change the color from its original, slitlley. but it works like a charm
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I was just going on the fact that the top coats will be a brighter hue if tinted than if just sprayed over grey k-36 primer or equivalent.
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1- Are you still planning on using the glow in the dark powder?
2- Is the Glow going in the paint, clear or both?

If the glow is anything like chromalusions (sp) / Flip-Flop paint you need to use a black primer for maximum effect. I would check with the glow powder manufacturer before making any final descisions
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I always use white under certain colors for quick coverage and a brighter color. Yellow is one of the worst.
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