Customs: Question about primer

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  1. NEST SOLDIER

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    I noticed that after applying several mist coats of primer that small gray spots appear when it begins to dry. Is this normal?
     
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    Is the primer you're using not supposed to be grey?

    Because most are light grey, some are white. They're supposed to be a neutral base for you to paint over, covering up any color underneath, aside from being a better way for having paint adhere.
     
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    yeah, its flat gray, but it developed little dark gray spots after drying. I thought I did something wrong.
     
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    Oh, hah.

    I've... never had that happen.
     
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    Is it old?
     
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    That was my question as well.

    If it is, chuck it in the bin.
     
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    Did you wash the figure well before applying the primer? If not, the oils left on the figure can make primer or paint do that.
     
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    How does it feel when dry? Does the primer seem tacky or sticky to you? If so, the air temperature might have something to do with it...or it's just old.
     
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    I'm thinking that it may be old, as you said. The company that I ordered from had it on sell. I sprayed the figure with degreaser, wearing gloves, then washed it in soapy water before rinsing and allowing a day or two to dry.

    I can't think of anything else that I should have done.
     
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    Try some Dupli-Color self etching primer. I swear by it. It's pretty cheap too!
     
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    thanks, I will.
     

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