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Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I've searched the forum, and couldn't find anything related to this.
I just bought my first set of minis: a Tau sniper drone squad. I primed them, and when I went to touch up the nooks and crannies that the primer missed, the primer flaked off where I was holding the mini in my fingers. I also noticed that the slightest pressure (from my fingernail, or the brush handle) dents and chips the primer. Is this normal? I'm using Armory Black spray primer, if it makes a difference.
In case it's my technique, here's what I did after assembling the minis:
-washed them w/ warm water & ivory dish soap, let them dry
-primed according to the can directions (shake for a minute, then light coats from 10-12 inches away)
-let the minis dry for about 3 hours outside
-then tried to paint them....
ive never waited 3 hours, or washed the minies, or sprayed from 10-12 inches away adn ive never hade that problem, maybe the prob lies there
Primer is formulated to stick so it shouldn't be doing that.
The only reasons I can think of are:
a) You're spraying from too far away and the primer is drying before it touches the model
b) You've bought a bad batch of the spray.
Both of these reasons I doubt.
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humidity and temperature can also effect how the primer works. Make sure you are within the guidelines recommended on the can.
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Thanks for the advice, guys. I'm pretty sure I wasn't spraying from too far away, as the finish wasn't dusty or gritty. Also, there's no recommended temperature range on that can. Is 80 degrees and 40% humidity ok?
How do I tell if this is a bad can of primer? I got it from some shady website b/c it was half the price of the GW primer...
ever thought this might be the problem? you get what you pay for....How do I tell if this is a bad can of primer? I got it from some shady website b/c it was half the price of the GW primer...
it sometimes doesnÂ´t work well on metal miniÂ´s but on my plastics it was never a problem
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Hmmm... you do seem to be doing everything right.
Humidity problems tend to happen only at insanely high humidity, and so long as it's not freezing outside, temperature should be fine. Spraying distance sounds alright, there shouldn't be issues there. That pretty much leaves bad primer, or... You did give the models a good rinse after the wash, right? Seems obvious, but soap residue + Primer = trouble...
Well, the drones are soaking in Simple Green, and I'm going to pick up a can of the GW primer at the FLGS after work. I'm going to try priming two drones with the GW primer, and one with the Armory, so I can see if it's the primer or just my piss-poor technique. If people care, I can report back on the difference (if any) between the two primers.
Please do, would be interesting to see if its faulty spray,