Which primer colour?

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  1. Darrenr75

    Darrenr75 TDPRI Member

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    I’m going to be spraying my strat body a metallic dark blue colour soon, and wondered which colour primer I should use? Grey or white?
     
  2. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity

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    Dark color = light primer

    Light color = dark primer

    The contrast helps with spraying to see your coverage.

    But that's up to you or if you want to change the color tint. White primer base will be easier for you to see your passes while spraying, but it can make the color a bit lighter in the end unless you give it a extra coat or 2. Grey primer will make it look a bit darker but may not make any difference at all depending on how thick the color is.
     
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    Jim_in_PA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Personally, I use grey primer for situations like this.
     
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    koolaide Tele-Holic

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    Gray or Silver. a silver under coat is what would likely be used under a blue candy color.
     
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  5. Darrenr75

    Darrenr75 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I’ll go for grey.

    my next problem is that I can’t seem to find any decent metallic dark blue paint anywhere - they all seem to be either daphne or Pelham blue which are far too light.

    Any help on this one?
     
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    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Is this dark enough?[​IMG]
     
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    Silver.
     
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