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Well, ive recently have been contemplating on whether or not i shud primer my rex. It currently has fading clear coat on the oh so nice frost white paint. Ive been thinking of just stripping and taping off the moldings and just going over the car with sum white primer or flat white rattle can paint after sanding down whats left of the clear. But i've also just been thinking of just goin for tha straight black primer look all around. What you guys suggest? Also, any tips on spraying with rattle can? Any info would be great!
 

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i suggest no on the flat black thats what mine is right now and i am painting when it gets warm out to flat white primer b/c it looks gay when i open.,..... well anything b/c the white, do a white if anything trust me
 

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spraying with a spray can...dont hurry..expect to take hours. very light coats and allow time to dry between coats..itll come out much better looking.

i dont mind the flat black look..the best looking ones are the Skunk2 cars, theyre a satin black though
 

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ya tqake your time you don't want it bubling or running that is for sure then you have to sand and repaint... pain trust me,

skunk2s look freegin sweet specialy the gold rims ahhhhhh
 

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Thanks for tha advice guys! And yes props to skunk on those cars..hella sik colorways they be werkin with. Oh yea, anyone see tha issue in sport compact where they straight primered black an sti?? I wanna try to get results close to that if i do decide to go black primer haha.
 

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Primer is a porous paint, so it will allow air and the elements to reach and be trapped in the primer, sitting on the metal. Its one thing I'm worrying about now that I'm repainting my car... at least mine sits with a coat of primer on in the garage
 

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iLLA said:
Thanks for tha advice guys! And yes props to skunk on those cars..hella sik colorways they be werkin with. Oh yea, anyone see tha issue in sport compact where they straight primered black an sti?? I wanna try to get results close to that if i do decide to go black primer haha.
Yes. It broke my heart...I had a blue WRX, most beautiful Blue ever put on sheet metal IMHO.

Anyway, you know how they put all their cans in warm water before using them? Do that, it works.

Also, change cans BEFORE you start running out. Its much better to not use a 10th of a can, than having to sand and repaint the whole thing cause you tried to get every last drop out of your can, and it spits and sputters all over your car.

Also remember that if you're not holding your can right-side up, you're probably not getting the right propellant - paint ratio.

THIN COATS. They dry very quickly, so it wont take much longer, and it'll look a LOT better.

To clean a tip (if you need to stop and you plan on reusing that can later), holdthe can upside down and spray until nothing but clear gas (white) comes out.

Thats all I can think of for now.

Good luck.
 

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My opinion: Primer has a purpose. It's to be used under paint. Period. I hate seeing cars drive around with flat colored primer. I think it looks terrible. A car is supposed to SHINE! You should see a mirror reflection in your car's finish. Primer it, then paint it, then clearcoat it. Then wax it, and love it.
 

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i wouldnt rock primer because itt does pull moisture against the metal..i would use flat black paint, or preferably black paint with a satin clear coat.
 

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crxfisher said:
My opinion: Primer has a purpose. It's to be used under paint. Period. I hate seeing cars drive around with flat colored primer. I think it looks terrible. A car is supposed to SHINE! You should see a mirror reflection in your car's finish. Primer it, then paint it, then clearcoat it. Then wax it, and love it.
My opinion: I agree about primer and its purpose... but i think flat colors look good if done right!

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