Surface Primer L White

180ml Spray Can of Tamiya's Surface Primer L (White) for Plastic and Metal.

Tamiya Surface Primer L White Hobby and Model Acrylic Paint #87044
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Contains: 180ml

  • Tamiya Product Number: 87044
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Spotlight Review

"More primer that it looks"
There's a lot more primer in this than what the can and other people may lead you to believe. I have primed almost 7 kits with this and there's still some at the bottom. Granted I took my time and slowly dusted the primer on, but that still means there's a lot of primer in here. I noticed that that the primer is actually very smooth compared to other primers, but is still mostly matte. It is shinier than other primers (ie: Krylon, Testors). But this stuff is much better. Being a lacquer primer, it grips onto the plastic like a shark would bite a fish. Rubbing it will not remove primer at all, and scraping it with anything other than metal wouldn't do much either.

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  • Easy to apply.
  • This white primer has excellent coverage and is recommended for use prior to painting a dark color onto a lighter colored material.
  • Works on plastic or metal.


Contains: 180ml

  • Tamiya Product Number: 87044

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"The Essential First Coat on Plain Plastic Model Surfaces"
RAW42 (VA)
This Tamiya surface primer is by far the best white primer on the market, in my opinion. It levels out and dries very quickly even though a lacquer (L) product, although I allow a full day to dry before working with it further. It shows where seams may still need sanding out, and when the seam is filled with putty (or liquid thin cyanoacrylate) re-sanded, and re-primed, the repair disappears. I also use this primer for model surfaces that are required to be white. I do not use a white paint overcoat as it holds a high polish alone. As a base coat, both enamels and acrylics overlay it smoothly. I also use the primer L gray version of the product with the same results.

"Great Primer"
Great fine white enamel. Always use primer. If you have problems with runs in your paint on plastic it probably has to do with your primer or the lack of primer. Find a primer that's right for you. If it's enamel paint your using find a enamel primer. And so on with acrylic or lacquer your primer should match your paint. I never have runs in my paint. Surface Primer #1

"Seems as good as the Tamiya gray primer"
This sprays, and dries well just like the Tamiya gray primer, which is great stuff. It takes a bit more to fully cover though. The gray fully covers in about three coats for me, I tried this primer on a chrome piece, and it's not yet fully covered after three coats. I'm really Only using it for adhesion on white plastic, as to not deepen the final color as the red does, but if your planning on using it to lighten up a dark body for a light color, it's gonna take several coats.

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