Customs: Fusion Yellow

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  1. Rod

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    ... Just started using this and I'm not really seeing the same coverage as I have with the other Fusion colors. Anyone else notice this? Any tips?
     
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    On my Alternator Bumblebee custom I had use a very light coat of white primer first and they use the Fusion Yellow.

    Brad
     
  3. Gen. Magnus

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    You are going to need multiple coats as it is kind of thin. I used the fusion yellow over an Alt Shockwave (purple) to make my Alt Cheetor. It was green for a while because of the purple still showing through. It took a coat or two more than normal but, in the end, it was still well worth the effort.
     
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    I was doing the same thing when I was painting my Ricochet. I did a test piece using the hood and even after 3 light coats it still wasnt a bright yellow. I ended up striping the paint off of the hood and went with a ligh coat of white plastic primer and they used a light coat of yellow fusion paint and it turned out nice and bright. I got the look I was going for with 2 coats of paint instead of 3 or 4 coats trying to cover up the dark color. If anyone wants it I can take a picture of the can I Primer I used to paint over the black.
     
  5. Lobo

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    Yeah, you definately need a primer. Gray or White works well but if you want more of a Sunburst color, try an Orange base coat.

    BTW, does anyone else think Fusion Yellow is the absolute worst for chipping? I hate the stuff!
     
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    I always find metallic silver to be an awesome base. Covers anything nice n' solid in one coat and doesn't seem to alter anything you put on top of it.
     
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    That's a problem with yellow paint in general. It's got no coverage. Use a neutral base tone first (grey, white, silver, tan) before using the yellow.
     
  8. Wreckgar

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    That's my advice also. not sure why but that silver/chrome stuff will cover anything in one shot which means 2 coats max.
     

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