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Primer For Reproductions

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Paul Love, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. Paul Love

    Paul Love New Member

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    Would like to know what is the best fiberglass primer for reproductions?
     
  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    I use a good spray can primer, but make sure blank is release agent free
     
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  3. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Go to your local auto store as they carry great clear primers for plastics and fiberglass.
     
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  4. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    Fish taxidermy involves so much auto paint supplies I have a account at the local shop
     
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  5. Lance.G

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    I agree. Once I tried the automotive gloss I was hooked.
     
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  6. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    I did that for years until I tried a two part epoxy type of gloss
    WAY cheaper, and I apply it with a cheap brush, hit it with hot air.
    Downside is once dry it’s not coming off.
     
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  7. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

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    What exactly do you use?
     
  8. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    It is from US composites in west palm beach fl
    Called table top epoxy
    Check out website
    I little goes a long way, when you hit it with hot air it really thins out,
    Needs to be rotated a couple times during drying,
    I do this twice in a hour then tip it up with show side up.
    Must be applied in temps 70 and above
     
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  9. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Very similar to envirotex
    They have lots Of goodies
     
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  10. fishmaster

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    The best primer I have found is Zinser brand 1,2,3. Kilz also works but the spray tends to get powdery for the last half of the rattle can. I usually let the stuff dry overnight.