Lightish base over dark primer?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Hello all, new here working on my first paint job. Thought I was going with a dark blue so sprayed black primer. Now considering a lighter copper color. Is this going to be a problem or should I stick with the blue as originally planned? Thanks, 1

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:01 am
There is a spectra of colour primers for different colours. For instance if you sprayed yellow over you black primer , you would end up with a greenie yellow instead of a bright yellow.So in your case a copper colour could turn out darker than you wanted. All to do with the primer back ground. If you want to do copper, there’s nothing stopping you putting on a light colour like silver then carry on with your copper
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 am
like what was said above it could darken it a bit but IMO metallics like copper look great over a darker base
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:21 pm
If your primer makes a difference on your color then you're not putting
on enough color. You want "total hiding" on your color !
otherwise you can never match it exactly.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:23 pm
JCCLARK wrote:If your primer makes a difference on your color then you're not putting
on enough color. You want "total hiding" on your color !
otherwise you can never match it exactly.



sorry buddy that is just completely false these days, basecoats are made with the use of shades of gray sealer or even colored sealer these days.


the idea of piling it on till its covered have been over for a decade or more.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:52 am
Jcclark, Painter Dave is right, for the collision world at least. There is a video on YouTube from PPG that uses a hiding sticker to demonstrate this. Oems just don't put enough paint on so, essentially, every car is a tri-stage these days.

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