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Most of the US all brass models I have a laqueur coat over the brass. I always strip this off as early models I painted just flaked off over time. I strip this off with laqueur thinners then wash and dry the model with a hairdryer. I then apply a base coat of two pack aluminimum etch primer. This drys to a forest green colour and works well with enamel, oil or acrylic based paints. I have never tried cellulose based paints so I don't know how it would react with that sort of paint.


QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 30 Mar 2007, 15:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>yes you should use etching primer unless the model is laquered. the bachmann O gauge stuff for example is laquered to make it look all sparkly when you first open it. you can remove it but its a pain in the neck so i have done a model just using a good undercoat over the laquer.

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