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Old 01-21-2004, 07:27 AM
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color of the primer

This may be a dumb Question but does the color of the primer affect the final color of the paint?
If not why are there different color primers?

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It absolutely does affect the color of the final paint, especially for lighter, brighter solid colors, yellow is the worst. Black and metallics are less affected.
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What color primer should be used for a solid bright red paint job?

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I always use dead white sealer under my solid color paint jobs that are on the medium to light side. Seems to give it little extra brightness.
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Just have the paint store tint your sealer the color you are going to paint.

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Additional note. I like to use different color primers when doing the body work. Shoot white then gray. When sanding if the white starts to come through I know I have a high spot. If the white causes a circle it is a low spot. But I do shoot the whole car with white just before the final color. White undercoats seem to bounce the light back to the surface.

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Having the paint store tint the primer the color of your base is the ticket.

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Having the paint store tint the primer the color of your base is the ticket.

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Yap! or you can mix in some of your base with the white primer too
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well i'm in collision repair school at my local community college and our teacher likes to use that stupid pink ppg primer. i usually use gray though
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Remember the color of the primer will not effect the color of the paint. It's the color of the sealer that can make a difference..

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