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Mr Surfacer 1500

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I have used mr surfacer 1000 and 1200 thinned 50/50 with levelling thinner. Looking at a new jar of 1500 black it seems quite thin already. Any tips on thinning ratio for this product?

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Used it a couple of times and have found a ratio of 70:30 mr surfacer to levellling thinner works well.

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Thanks. I test shot 50/50 and it did seem a bit thin. I'll give the 70/30 ratio a go. Tangentally, have you tried the black 1500? The only time i have used a black base is for the alclad metallics. How does cammo look over black? It sounds like one big preshade

 

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Actually only used the black. It worked well under the ghost grey for my F-15 but less well under the camouflage colours for the Mig-23. Think the secret is that you really have to thin the paints to about 60:40 thinner to paint.

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Sounds like the current wisdom for thinning paint over the black base. I've read as much as two to one or three to one. Although that on first look seems a bit much. Or have tremendous patience building up the paint layers. Thanks and cheers!

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I'm 1:1 ratio.  I apply multiple thin layers and use leveling thinner.  Then after 36 hour dry I give it a light go over with a 6000 grit cloth.  It's a pain, but it works for me.

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I use 1500 black quite often, thinned 1:1 - it's my "go to" primer these days. I have an old single action Badger that is dedicated to Mr. Surfacer.

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Ive been using all of there primers for my jobs. I tend to thin much like the old saying. "Thin as milk..." 7:3 for me with Leveling thinner being the majority of the mix.

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I’m glad this came up, I just ordered a jar of 1500 black to use as primer. I always used Stynilrez Matte Black, but I am running low and my supplier was out, so I’ll give the 1500 a go. Although, I recently sprayed MRP paint, and where I used Stynilrez, it came out beautiful., however, where I sprayed MRP over bare plastic, I was able to see sanding scratches.

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