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Discovered this thread too late and I've just primed a big dragon, cause I was looking to get a zenithal priming... 

Now is tacky after a week from priming... 

Can I still paint it, or its better to strip it? 

And in case, what I can use to strip it? (can't find simple green here where I live and Amazon is selling it at 25$ that is crazy).

Thank you in advance

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1 hour ago, Cicciopiu said:

Discovered this thread too late and I've just primed a big dragon, cause I was looking to get a zenithal priming... 

Now is tacky after a week from priming... 

Can I still paint it, or its better to strip it? 

And in case, what I can use to strip it? (can't find simple green here where I live and Amazon is selling it at 25$ that is crazy).

Thank you in advance

 

Don't just paint over the tacky primer; the tackiness tends to come through to the surface. You should strip the primer.

 

For stripping, if you don't have access to Simple Green or Purple Power (which seem to be very similar, and from US-based companies), I'd look first for a pine-oil based cleaner. The US brand I've used is "Pinesol".

 

For a deeper discussion of stripping minis, check out this thread:

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/25918-the-stripping-materials-compendium/

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Thank you a lot, Doug, ATM i'm trying using the rubbing alcohol, but is an hard work :wacko: 

I'm rubbing it using a toothbrush, a very fine scourer and dish sponge, but it seems that will take a century to strip the damn primers away! :upside:

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11 minutes ago, Cicciopiu said:

Thank you a lot, Doug, ATM i'm trying using the rubbing alcohol, but is an hard work :wacko: 

I'm rubbing it using a toothbrush, a very fine scourer and dish sponge, but it seems that will take a century to strip the damn primers away! :upside:

 

Around here, isopropyl alcohol is fairly inexpensive. If that's true for you, you might try immersing the figure in 90+% isopropyl for a day or so, then hitting it with a toothbrush.

 

IME, this will also tend to reduce the amount of plasticizer in the model and make it a bit less floppy.

 

Good luck.

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On 10/15/2018 at 8:01 AM, Cicciopiu said:

Discovered this thread too late and I've just primed a big dragon, cause I was looking to get a zenithal priming... 

Now is tacky after a week from priming... 

Can I still paint it, or its better to strip it? 

And in case, what I can use to strip it? (can't find simple green here where I live and Amazon is selling it at 25$ that is crazy).

Thank you in advance

 

What did you prime with?

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No brand Plastic Primers... I live in the middle of the ocean, no hobbies shops here aaaand can't order aerosol cause some dumb rule forbid to send spray cans by airmail...

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Bringing the subject up again.

Used Armory Black Primer,  minis tacky as tape.

Used Ironlak Sugar Professional Artist Acrylic Spray, Dark Grey with no problem.

No issues with flexing or bending the parts. Paint stayed on with no issues, no flaking no removal from the parts.

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An issue i had with tacky primer was when trying to strip it instead of rubbing 

Or brushing off the mini it seemed to run around.  One thing that seems to work is ising my spray on acryllic sealer which seems to harden and dry the primer.

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