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B. Kirk

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What primer color
« on: June 27, 2021, 01:09:59 PM »
 I am going to paint my 1980 T/A back to the factory Montreaux Maroon. Factory primer was red. Will a different color primer affect the final color, or do I need to go back with the red primer. I am 7 years int a projected 3 year restoration so I do not want to make any mistakes now with so much time in this project.
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tinpusher

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2021, 03:02:08 PM »
Get a spray out card from your paint supplier and do a spray out. The cards have different primer coats and you can see how it will effect the color. I didn’t see any spray out cards that have a red base....so..Ask the paint rep, sometimes the manufacturer of the paint will give you the recommendation.

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 05:51:09 PM »
Don't confuse the red base as the primer once the clear wears off.

roadking77

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 01:43:15 PM »
I have been wrong a hundred times before, but I thought that 78? was the last of the red oxide primer. Pretty sure at least 79 was black primer, I would surmise 80 and 81 was black as well. Dont know a whole lot about painting either but If your primer coat is showing through the finish coat you may need more paint. I cant imagine the primer colour has anything to do with the finish coat.
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Re: What primer color
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 03:55:49 PM »
That's odd. I never thought about it but when my original black sun burned away, it was gray underneath. Original 1979 TA from Van Nuys.
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Re: What primer color
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 03:55:49 PM »

Wallington

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 08:19:03 PM »
The oxide dip isn't the same as the paint primer.

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 08:37:18 PM »
These are spray out cards. Light goes through the topcoat clear (if any) and color and gives the topcoat a lighter or darker appearance depending on the primer (or sealer) color. Primer/sealer color can change the topcoat appearance dramatically depending on the color.

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2021, 06:47:11 AM »
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B. Kirk

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2021, 04:45:42 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I think I will either go back with red or black primer for a deep color.
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1980 Trans Am sbc 305 IN PROCESS. SOLD

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 05:48:03 AM »
My 80 Formula is Montreaux Maroon and the factory primer is gray.

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Re: What primer color
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 05:48:03 AM »
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