Primer for 3D printed kit

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Primer for 3D printed kit

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:49 pm

Hi all,

I've just started work on a 3D printed kit (pics soon on my Rolling Stock thread) and would like to ask for advice on primer. I was thinking that I couldn't get any at the moment, but I've discovered that our local(ish) Halfords is offering Click & Collect from the car park, so I think I'll place an order and head down there for my daily exercise...

I think someone (Trevor?) suggested using high build primer to reduce the visibility of the striations - would this stuff do the trick, do you think?

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paint ... 70418.html

Any thoughts would be most welcome!

Thanks,

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Post by -steves- » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:31 pm

Not sure if it's the same one, but on my last 3D loco that I painted, I used Halfords standard filler primer, still takes a number of coats and lots of rubbing down, but I eventually managed to get a flat surface that looked like plastic sheet or metal.
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Re: Primer for 3D printed kit

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:53 pm

Thanks Steve!

I guess that would be this stuff - https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paint ... 51591.html

It says it's for bare metal or existing paint, but if it works for you I'll give it a shot...

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Re: Primer for 3D printed kit

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:49 pm

Halford's Filler Primer is what I use on both wood and 3D printed surfaces. It can take a couple of coats but is brilliant stuff.
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Re: Primer for 3D printed kit

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:56 pm

Thanks chaps, heading down there now...

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Re: Primer for 3D printed kit

Post by FWLR » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:36 am

If it's not too late Andrew I have used these. They are a tad expensive, but they did the job for me, especially the High Build grey one...


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autotek-AT000F ... IM8O&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autotek-ATOHBP ... YHBH&psc=1

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Re: Primer for 3D printed kit

Post by Andrew » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:25 am

Thanks Rod! I've got the Halfords stuff now, but always good to know of a good online supplier too - cheers!

Andrew

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