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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:10 am 
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As I am slowly getting back to doing things while recovering from surgery due to my broken back, I want to start stripping parts down. Researching the internet I have come up with using an acid etch primer on bare metal to protect them until I am ready for paint in several months (or longer). That way I just rough up the surface and paint when ready. Anyone have ideas on this or even recommendations on brand and name? The shops around here say to use a yellow urethane primer and just reprime before painting.

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 Post subject: Re: Primer
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:07 pm 
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if your looking to prevent rust primer isn't my first choice.... if your doing your body work you might as well prep, prime, fill (mud or glass), prime, base, and clear each panel as you go... because if your using primer to prevent rust thats like using a dry sponge to do dishes... yeah it'll help but in the long run you will save a gallon and a half of primer and the prep work you did to prime it in the first place...

just my thoughts on it...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:29 pm 
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I am hopeing to get all of the old bondo off so I might straighten the door edges and dents out a bit more than the prior owner did. Just the drivers door had a bondo edge along the hinge edge and while smooth on the outside, with the door open you could see the thickness change. So for me to get the curves to match, I'll need to put the fenders back on which also have their fair share of bondo. It seems the doors got caught on the fenders and crunched them pretty bad during opening/closing. One fender had rusted through and was filled with bondo which is visable on the inside. Bondo, plastic body filler, is good for dings and dents, but all sides of it must be sealed to prevent it from soaking water up and causing the paint to bubble. Thus the main reason why I tore the truck down, to clean the parts inside and out! Maybe I can strip the parts down, reassemble the truck, work the body as needed, once a panel is finished, take that one, prime, topcoat, and clear it. Once dry, hang it off to the FAR side for final assembly. Then press on with another panel and continue.
As I haven't painted in over 15 or 20 years, any recommendations on primers? I plan to use Duplicolor paint. I heard that Duplicolor sells primer that is already mixed and is ready to strain and shoot? Any, I will keep looking. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:29 pm 
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http://www.u-pol.com
Some of the best Primers on the market.
They also cary rattle can products that are incredible.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Thanks. They are a little pricey, but I really like the aerosol cans which let me work when and how much I want without worrying about what's left in a paint gun. I have seen other aersol products, and tried them, only to have the cans clog up. If they stand behind their nozzles, I'm going for it.
If you have any advice using the product, let me know. Thanks....

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