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A zinc chromate primer provides excellent adhesion to for both ferrous and non ferrous metals... its available in both spray bombs or in bulk.
Apply a conventional primer over that and sand lightly with 800g before top coating the primer.
Always tack rag to remove any residual dust after sanding.

You may also tack between coats of color but...
1. Be sure it dry enough
2. Use very light pleasure so not to disturb the paint/metallic

An option for priming where as little or no sanding is a "primer/sealer" which goes on very thin... spray medium/light coat(s) usually 1 or 2 dependent on manufactures specs.

With a high end finish, I personally prefer to spray 1 medium coat of base coat, allow to dry a few hours or bake for 40 minutes and wet sand lightly with 800g. That way any possible contamination is locked down by the base coat and any particles (some call them zibs) that contaminate the surface are removed. Clean and re-prep, tack of and spray, spray, spray

The same method works for single stage paint, you just have to wait a lot longer for the paint to dry properly to sand it.

REPO, that Duplicolor has to be the best primer in a spray bomb... sprays well and sands nicely
some of what i paint with,mostly enamel,some base and clear coat
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enamel, sort of like all purpose indoor outdoor krylon spray paint, but then again theres now a million options if I air brush, so now I dont know anything any more lol.

originally I was going to use:
Krylon 51318 grey primer for metal (for all case parts minus plastic bezel)
Krylon Black ap/io semi-gloss for chasis and case door insides
Krylon ap/io 51513 "gum drop" color (for all exterior case metal)
Krylon Fusion For Plastic "gum drop" (for plastic components, bezel, drive fronts)

but then they diappeared the color "gum drop" for plastics from their site the next day. so then I started looking at other options/brands, then I realized how limited colors are in the other paint brands (like the automotive Duplicolor and Plastikote) unless youre doing the over-done (imho) blue, black , red, green cases. then I thought about air brushes, since there are way more pre-mixed colors, and the self mixes are limitless. now I am back to square one as far as the painting goes but the one thing I wont budge on is the color "gum drop" (basically a lightish purple color) for the case. I dont know enough about air brushes and air brush paints to make any informed decisions at the moment so I guess I will have to keep digging.

Painting wont be for a week yet so thats ok, but I did want to prime this weekend. I may just suck it up and get some plastikote etching primer for metal and plastics and do all my cutting/sanding/priming this weekend, or at least start it.

need sleep now
night folks
thanks again

edit: I cross posted the three above -- i will read and get back in the morning
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enamel, sort of like all purpose indoor outdoor krylon spray paint, but then again theres now a million options if I air brush, so now I dont know anything any more lol.

originally I was going to use:
Krylon 51318 grey primer for metal (for all case parts minus plastic bezel)
Krylon Black ap/io semi-gloss for chasis and case door insides
Krylon ap/io 51513 "gum drop" color (for all exterior case metal)
Krylon Fusion For Plastic "gum drop" (for plastic components, bezel, drive fronts)

but then they diappeared the color "gum drop" for plastics from their site the next day. so then I started looking at other options/brands, then I realized how limited colors are in the other paint brands (like the automotive Duplicolor and Plastikote) unless youre doing the over-done (imho) blue, black , red, green cases. then I thought about air brushes, since there are way more pre-mixed colors, and the self mixes are limitless. now I am back to square one as far as the painting goes but the one thing I wont budge on is the color "gum drop" (basically a lightish purple color) for the case. I dont know enough about air brushes and air brush paints to make any informed decisions at the moment so I guess I will have to keep digging.

Painting wont be for a week yet so thats ok, but I did want to prime this weekend. I may just suck it up and get some plastikote etching primer for metal and plastics and do all my cutting/sanding/priming this weekend, or at least start it.

need sleep now
night folks
thanks again

edit: I cross posted the three above -- i will read and get back in the morning
Good luck on painting your case,you know if you didnt have bad luck you wouldnt have any luck,just like me,mines alittle more basic.
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REPO, that Duplicolor has to be the best primer in a spray bomb... sprays well and sands nicely
I agree, I wasn't expecting much from a rattle can primer, but this is a really exceptional product!
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thanks for the info guys.
would the Duplicolor Self Etching Primer be ok? I am considering that since it mentions its ok for plastics as well. The Filler Primer seems to be for metal only. I need to prime the case and the plastic parts and I want to settle on one primer for both. Also Plastikote has an etching primer for metal and plastics, anyone ever use that?
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I know in the OP you asked for walk in shops but this site has a load of nice paints / flakes / pearls available:

www.paintwithpearl.com

    
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ill check it out thanks

(yeah, the thread started as one thing and became another when I thought of air brushes, lol)
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thanks for the info guys.
would the Duplicolor Self Etching Primer be ok? I am considering that since it mentions its ok for plastics as well. The Filler Primer seems to be for metal only. I need to prime the case and the plastic parts and I want to settle on one primer for both. Also Plastikote has an etching primer for metal and plastics, anyone ever use that?
The self-etching primer will work fine, but be forewarned it is thinner than a high-build primer and thus won't fill in any chips or pinholes you might have. It's usually just meant as a primer/sealer. Put a few coats on and lightly sand it down (6-800grit) and see if you have any spots that might be some filler, then re-prime.

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okies, thanks. I was planning on sanding and priming a few times anyway since I will be using fiberglass body filler to fill the stock "pinhole" design/pattern on the plastic bezel. I will be using Evercoat Everglass Short Strand Fiberglass Reinforced filler, like we have all seen Bill Owen use in the Chervrolet Orange Turbine Fan mod video

fill, sand, prime, sand, fill if needed, sand, prime, sand, fill if needed, sand, prime, sand, fill if needed, sand, prime - rinse repeat as needed....

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okies, thanks. I was planning on sanding and priming a few times anyway since I will be using fiberglass body filler to fill the stock "pinhole" design/pattern on the plastic bezel. I will be using Evercoat Everglass Short Strand Fiberglass Reinforced filler, like we have all seen Bill Owen use in the Chervrolet Orange Turbine Fan mod video

fill, sand, prime, sand, fill if needed, sand, prime, sand, fill if needed, sand, prime, sand, fill if needed, sand, prime - rinse repeat as needed....

should be a fun long weekend
Sounds like a plan.

Do you already have the filler bought? If not just get some polyester bondo filler, that fiberglass reinforced stuff is alot hard to sand. And I dont think the extra support the fiberglass gives is needed if you're just doing a bezel. Regular bondo is plenty tough enough, I used all bondo on my turbine bezel (somewhat like the orange one for Bill's) and haven't had any problems with its structural integrity.
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