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Hi

 

I am trying to paint my first 1/48 white metal figures, and after cleaning up the mold lines, I sprayed them with Tamiya White Primer (the Tamiya Fine White Surface Primer to be exact).  Made the classic error - sprayed too much primer so the primer is welling up in areas.  I really must remember and practice "light coat only, light coat only"!

 

Not dry yet, so hoping it will pull back a bit.  If not, I may need to strip it back to the metal again.  Any suggestions on what to use to remove the primer?

 

thanks

 

anthony

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As the figures are metal, I'd suggest dunking them in Nitromors or similar overnight before washing them off thoroughly with running water and re-priming. Remember to wear gloves and follow the safety instructions though, it's nasty stuff.

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15 hours ago, bull-nut said:

As the figures are metal, I'd suggest dunking them in Nitromors or similar overnight before washing them off thoroughly with running water and re-priming. Remember to wear gloves and follow the safety instructions though, it's nasty stuff.

 

Many thanks for the advice (and warning).  I may have got away with this - the primer seemed to pull back a bit as it dried.

 

anthony

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That's the trouble with rattle cans their either on or off when spraying.

Tamiya primer should tighten up quite a lot as it drys just give it a lot longer to dry, if it has covered some of the detail you could try a dunk in cellulose thinner and a old tooth brush to remove.

Again were gloves and do it in a well ventilated area

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On 24/10/2016 at 4:39 PM, colin said:

That's the trouble with rattle cans there either on or off when spraying.

Tamiya primer should tighten up quite a lot as it drys just give it a lot longer to dry, if it has covered some of the detail you could try a dunk in cellulose thinner and a old tooth brush to remove.

Again were gloves and do it in a well ventilated area

 

Thanks Colin - missed this reply and only just saw your suggestion.  I hope to get some paint on the figure this weekend, in which case I will decide if the primer was ok or not.

 

anthony

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Just to complete this thread - I tried Fairy Power spray with limited success - it did lift some of the Tamiya primer, and some of the Vallejo paint but not much.  This morning, I had a think about this and tried airbrush reamer (metal - lumpy paint).  This worked a treat - lifting off the paint and primer immediately, and a quick scrub with a toothbrush and all remaining paint gone. 

 

The cleaner was Premi Air Liquid Reamer, which is solvent-based and has Xylene (so be careful, use it in a well ventilated area).

 

Now to re-prime (very lightly!) and start again.

 

anthony

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Ive just taken some Tamiya White fine surface primer off a resin figure kit. I used a new to me product from Vantage Modelling Solutions its called Clean Slate rmvr 2.0. (Its available on ebay and while not cheap works just grand.)

 

Basically all I had to do was pour some in a shallow dish and just cover the figure. (Use one just large enough for the figure to cut waste.) I let it stand for a few minutes then used an old brush to just work off anything that was still on the figure - removed 99.9% with minimal fuss and no damage to the resin.

 

I used around 10%? of the 200ml bottle so fairly frugal, plus its not something you use every day.

 

Its got my vote. :yes:

 

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