Surface Primer L Gray

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

Tamiya Surface Primer L Gray Hobby and Model Acrylic Paint #87042
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Contains: 180ml

  • Tamiya Product Number: 87042
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"Excellent product!"
I've been building models for over 45 years, and Tamiya primers have become my favorite as far as spray can primers are concerned. The Surface Primer and Fine Surface Primer cover well, spray on smooth, dry quickly, and sand like butter. Most importantly, the long term topcoat holdout is excellent. I've used these primers over all kinds of styrene and never had any issues with it attacking the material. I've used other brands that might have had slightly better filling properties, but its worth using a couple extra coats with the Tamiya products because they perform so well overall.

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


Contains: 180ml

  • Tamiya Product Number: 87042

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"Excellent primer"
nickd1220 (MD)
Decent price, good coverage without obscuring detail, and super easy to use. My go-to.

"ok primer"
The primer is of the ok quality. It is not a full bottle though. It will deplete after about two models use. I use it on my two tank models. I think it is slightly higher priced. If it would cost half the price, I would give it a 5-star rating.

"Great base coat"
TheJellyRanger (Atlanta, GA)
I use this on just about every model I build; it coats evenly and takes layers very well. Much better than whatever rattlecan primer you can snag in the paint dept. As mentioned, the can is a bit light but it’ll give you plenty of paint for several projects. If you don’t have an airbrush, this is the best substitute for your primer coating.

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