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Hey all, I had something odd happen the other night. I was priming a bones figure and the primer has set up glossy and a bit tacky instead of the normal flat finish I get. (I primed in black). I thought it was maybe the can of primer but I did another figure that night and no problems whatsoever with the same can.

 

Im going to strip and try again but I was just curious if anyone had this happen to them as well.

 

Thanks!

-Gunz

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I don't prime bones, but rather use an unthinned paint (I like the RMSP liners brown, grey, and blue).

 

Maybe your can wasn't shaken enough or you were too close to the figure when priming it?

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I've heard too many bad stories about priming Bones with spray primer.  It seems the aerosols or something in the primer can react badly with some Bones.  I always prime bones with RMS Brown, Blue, or Grey Liner.

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If you put it on too heavy it will do that. With spray primer you want the barest coating on bones. Otherwise it stays tacky a long time.

 

Wait several days for it to dry before you try painting it or your paint will crackle.

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I know you don't 'need' to prime bones minis but I needed a black base coat and didn't want to dirty up my airbrush when I had a can of black primer handy. Silly me taking short-cuts, lol.

 

-Gunz

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I haven't sprayed the liners specifically, but the Reaper paints I've used through an airbrush seemed to stick pretty well to Bones even having been thinned. (I use a mix of airbrush medium and water.)

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Yeah, the aerosolizers in most spray primers/sealers react really poorly with Bones. I've heard a few brands are okay, but I screwed up a whole batch of rats that way and have heard too many horror stories to recommend sprays for Bones at all.

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I have had no issues with any of the Army Painter spray colors thus far. I have washed the bones and allowed them to dry before priming them.

Same here. Army painter spray primers have worked perfectly.

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Hey all, I had something odd happen the other night. I was priming a bones figure and the primer has set up glossy and a bit tacky instead of the normal flat finish I get. (I primed in black). I thought it was maybe the can of primer but I did another figure that night and no problems whatsoever with the same can.

 

Im going to strip and try again but I was just curious if anyone had this happen to them as well.

 

Thanks!

-Gunz

You might want to remove the primer from the figure.  Whether you wear clothes or not is up to you.   :lol:

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