Customs: Tips for using white paint?

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  1. Satomiblood

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    I looked in the tutorials section to see if there was a guide on using white paint since so many of us agree that it's quite a pain, but there was nothing this specific.

    Is there a different method than with other colors? Should you prime a figure before you apply white? What about thin or thick coats?
     
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    I just wrote the answer to this in another thread. This method works best for me when getting any part to a lighter color/hue (blue to yellow, or green to red, etc, etc.)

    It's best to use an opaque neutral gray (or even silver) on any area you plan to get white. If the original part is red, spraying white coats will result in lighter shades of pink one after another. 10 coats later, you *might* have white.

    Hit the area with the gray. 1 coat. This will "neutralize" the color underneath it. From gray, you can hit your target color in 2 coats (sometimes 1, depending on the paint)
     
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    I figured that would do the trick. Thanks!
     

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