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    Re-priming?

    Hello all,

    I primed a bunch of models with a base of white. I should have used black. Will it ruin them if I prime them again in black?


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    A thin coat of black over a thin coat of white shouldn't obscure details. If you're really worried about it, water down some black and apply it by hand.
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    I'd be more inclined to wash them black at that point rather than do another layer of spray paint, if you really don't want to strip them.

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    I don't think it's ever 'wrong' to undercoat white, it's a tradeoff. With white you'll get nice bright colours, with black you get dark shading in the hard-to-reach recesses. I agree with the comments above but if you find you're layers are too thick I recommend using break fluid to clean them and try again.

    Just a few points about break fluid:
    Wear gloves and eye protection -this stuff is nasty.
    Don't ever ever poor break fluid down the drain or dump in somewhere - it's very toxic.
    I've found that leaving the minis (plastic or metal) in a tub of the stuff for 24-36 hours is normally sufficient, clean the minis with paper towel and then you can then get an old toothbursh and give it a good scrub in some warm, soapy water.
    You can then filter the used fluid with a funnel and some paper towel to line it so you can use it again rather than waste it.
    When you do come to dispose of it, do so properly at a recycling/waste center that can handle it for you.

    I've tried other products but nothing beats break fluid, sadly (because it's toxic).
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    IronSnake made a lot good points, some of which i'd like to contribute to a bit:

    Brake fluid can be used more than once, jsut pour it back into it's container and re-use later. So it's pretty good for value.

    And 24 hours is possible, but a lot of models will go quicker than that.

    As to metal models, i use a paint striping compound for those, it's extremely nasty stuff, people use it to de-paint sheds and stuff, it's much more thorough than brake fluid but it'll completly consume plastics and use gloves , this stuff'll eat into your hands, so get a parent to help you if you're younger than 18.
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    The "safer" alternative to all this is Simple Green, which eats tjhrough most primers as well (or Dettol) - you can't buy Simple Green in the UK, unless you go onto teh manufacturer's website (who happens to be in the UK!!!!) - thanks to Brotehr Argos for passing me this info!

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    My suggestion is that if you truly want them black - I would wash them with black ink. I do it all the time. If you thin the ink at all it will be a darker gray. If you apply a few coats it will be mostly black.

    I would not waste the time to strip the paint. Sometimes it is hard to get all the primer off and when you re-prime you risk an unevenly primed figure. Much much easier just to wash it with black ink. the ink is thin enough where it will not obscure any details...

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    I agree with the ink/wash solution. I have found in the past that applying this kind of wash to a white undercoat will also allow you to view the details much easier, as the startness of the wash tends to bring it out in them.

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    Black fingers

    Since I presently have black fingers I thought it appropriate that I agree with the earlier posts. A simple wash can be used to ensure that the recesses are nice and black. If the large surfaces remain a little grey this is not a problem as you will be painting over those areas on any account.

    It's quick easy and effective!
    ps. I use a large drybrush, it's nice and quick and you don't need to worry about destroying the brush when you work it into the nooks.



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