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Darkoath Inactive Member11 Jan 2016 1:50 p.m. PST

So after a long hiatus from painting, I am starting back up and I find out that floquil primer is no longer being made. That gray primer I found to be the very best. I used both the brush on and also the spray. Has anyone who used to use this product found a good substitute?

Floquil was way better paint than what Testors was doing… they are foolish for dropping the line… also really pissed off the model railroad people too!

JonFreitag11 Jan 2016 2:10 p.m. PST

Not only was the gray primer great but Floquil's Figure Flat was the best, hands down.

JSchutt11 Jan 2016 2:20 p.m. PST

Floquil grey primer is my favorite and will miss it's passing. I have a half bottle left. I will be watching closely. Right now I'm partial to Vallejo acrylic polyurethane surface primer (black). Great for plastic but finding it a little less so on metal.

Heisler11 Jan 2016 3:17 p.m. PST

If you are willing to airbrush your primer then the Badger Stynylrex Acrylic Primer is excellent. They have white, black and grey. I haven't tried to brush it on though.

Rich Bliss11 Jan 2016 5:18 p.m. PST

I went from Floquil to Armory and am now using whatever is cheapest at Menard's. Floquil was the best but I don't finding too much wrong with the cheaper stuff

CeruLucifus11 Jan 2016 8:15 p.m. PST

Liquitex Gesso. Comes in White, Gray, Black, and Clear. It shrinks to the surface great so no problems if you brush it on thick. And you can spray it with an airbrush.

maninthemoon1965 Inactive Member24 Aug 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Floquil Grey Primer in the small spray paint can was the best primer for miniatures that I have ever used. I vaguely remember first using it around 1978 when I was 13. I have not found anything as good since then. I think it had a white label with a knight on it or something like that. I was sad to see it not made anymore…I would buy a case of it if it ever came back on the market.

maninthemoon1965 Inactive Member24 Aug 2017 8:02 p.m. PST


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