More priming woes

December 30, 2009 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

So we’ve been having a relatively warm day here in New Hampshire (20 degrees!) so I said to myself, “What the heck, I’m sure I can prime minis today if I can just get the minis back in the house quick enough before they become overly chilled.” I know primer doesn’t adhere as well when the primer or the surface is cold (maybe because it expands when it heats up?) so I figure speed is the key.

So I get all the minis and spray primer together and run outside. A quick black coat for the navy seals, triceratops and Greek Hoplite champion goes on fine. Then I break out my brand new, inside all day, correct temperature white spray primer, line up the first Delta, hit the button and…

Nothing. Crap!

I go to the backup primer, which has been sitting in the garage for the past week and is approximately the temperature of liquid nitrogen. I shake it for a couple minutes, line up a regular hoplite, hit the trigger and instead of the fine mist of primer I’m expecting I get a white primer wash. All the primer settles nicely down in the recesses and leaves the high points completely primer free. Doh!


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Cold weather makes it hard to prime First mini finished

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