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Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:57:39 pm »
Hey everyone,

My source for Duplicolor primers has dried up. My local Advance doesn't carry their primers anymore and the nearest NAPA or O'Reilly is
about a 2 hour drive away.

I'm willing to use Krylon again. My somewhat local Hobby Lobby sometimes has Tamiya primer in stock as well as the liquid surface primer.
I've thought about trying to thin liquid primer with lacquer thinner and give it a go. I know several folks swear by Tamiya.

I've seen/heard good things about Stynylrez primer and I am interested.
How easy does this stuff spray? Does it need any reducing? Surface texture? Sandability (important)? Adhesion? etc.
What can go over it? I know it's water based acrylic polyurethane ...

Besides Krylon, there won't be any cheap solution for me, either through base cost or shipping, so I'd like to get some opinions before I drop any cash ...


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« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 11:00:56 pm by Spencer »

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Re: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 04:44:44 am »
Hi Spencer.

I swear by Stynylrez primer now and use it exclusively on any build I have. It's also remarked as Ultimate Primer here in the UK but it is the exact same stuff. I have never thinned it before usage and it lays down superbly whether via airbrush or hand painted on. It self levels and dries very quickly and can be sanded straight away once dried. It recommends using a large needle and between 20-30 psi but TBH I have never had any problems with the standard 0.5 needle I usually use and the higher pressure does help.

I would give it a go.
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Re: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 10:00:56 am »
Hi Spencer.

I swear by Stynylrez primer now and use it exclusively on any build I have. It's also remarked as Ultimate Primer here in the UK but it is the exact same stuff. I have never thinned it before usage and it lays down superbly whether via airbrush or hand painted on. It self levels and dries very quickly and can be sanded straight away once dried. It recommends using a large needle and between 20-30 psi but TBH I have never had any problems with the standard 0.5 needle I usually use and the higher pressure does help.

I would give it a go.
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Re: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 04:25:33 pm »
I have had good results with krylon primer.  Boyd has had many good things to say about generic Wall-mart brand primer.

I like Tamiya primer but it is expensive.

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Re: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 11:59:26 pm »
Thanks for the replies folks :)

I can use Krylon, I just find it needs more work to get the same results as the Duplicolor, but I'll use it in a pinch.
I'm pretty sure the cheap Walmart stuff (HomeShades) was discontinued. I don't recall seeing it in the store and their website only has one can listed.

I'm thinking about trying the liquid surface primer, or decanting Tamiya to maximize efficiency, if I need a lacquer solution. I might also occasionally bite the bullet and get more Duplicolor and Tamiya online.

I had a disaster with Vallejo primer. That stuff is absolute crap to sand and peeled way too easily for me. I'll only use it as a top color coat because it's Light Ghost Gray.

I'm now rather settled on getting some Stynylrez, but I just found out that it can't freeze or it's ruined, so I'll need to test it out and order some more before winter. I've had stuff shipped to me frozen from the cold.  ::)

My trusty Paasche Talon airbrush should handle this stuff. It's an oddball needle at 0.38mm, but its paint nozzle is bigger than most and I usually spray around 22-23 PSI anyway for general coverage.

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« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 12:05:35 am by Spencer »

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Re: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 11:16:18 am »
I've used all of the above primers (and had horrible sanding issues with vallejo primer as well) and by far the best is stynylrez.  Not the cheapest, but so far the best.  I occasionally use duplicolor as well and haven't really had any issues.

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Re: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Primer ...
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 06:00:36 pm »
Love Stynylrez.  No reducing, sprays straight out of the bottle.
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