Wood sealer/primer question...

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Wood sealer/primer question...

Post by ShortyMedlock » Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:22 pm

Has anyone used Zinsser "Bullseye 1-2-3" primer under nitrocellulose laquer?

I have been having a tuff time finding an undercoat in white in an aerosol.

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Re: Wood sealer/primer question...

Post by ShortyMedlock » Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:41 pm

Well I took the plunge and gave the Jag body about four coats of the Bullseye 1-2-3 primer.

It went on kind of splotchy until I heated the spray can in some hot water... smoothed right out after that.

I see plenty of sanding dust in my future...

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Re: Wood sealer/primer question...

Post by estesNRB » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:26 pm

I use this stuff all the time. It dries quickly and sands nicely.

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Re: Wood sealer/primer question...

Post by Highnumbers » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:20 am

Bullseye is shellac, not primer right?

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Re: Wood sealer/primer question...

Post by Sweetfinger » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:51 pm

It's a shellac primer/sealer. I used it quite a bit back in my faux finishing wall painting days, as it was the only primer that would stick nicely to wall outlet plates and A/C vent grilles. I did use it on a guitar body. The nitro lacquer I used chipped off it very easily, which was fine, as I was going for a distressed finish.

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Re: Wood sealer/primer question...

Post by schoolie » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:43 am

I finished a body with BIN primer and nitro color & clear. Ten years later, and no problems at all with the finish (other than my sand through :fp: )

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