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Old 05-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Arrow Question about my paint Project

OK I'm almost finished with the body repairs I.E. fiberglass repair, Bondo, & sanding. Now that it's about as smooth as a baby . Can I spray primer or is there another step prior to primer?

Also, can I use rattle primer prior to having it sprayed with the "good stuff?"
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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clean it real good, acetone or what ever

are you going to rattle can it, if so put a coat of primer and let dry. put another coat that is a different color and let dry. then sand, do not sand through the first coat of primer.

thats what I did, other here know all about painting though. there are also some tips that tony or tom gave.
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Do a couple of wet coats of primer then block it out and repeat. Rattle cans are just thinned out a whole lot.
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I'm not going to rattle can the topcoat! (Basecoat/Clearcoat)
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That's good. Might want to use a sealer over the primer before painting. Not sure of compatibility between rattle primer and a good paint. Can't think of it being a problem but better to safe than sorry.
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definitely sealer before topcoat. a few times tony has used spray can primer w/o sealer. the primer leaked through the topcoat and changed the color of it. just follow tom's suggestions, tony follows almost the same routine.
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i would suggest not to use the rattle can primer before the good stuff. some of those aerosols don't work well with urethane paints.

i have the $15/can rattle primer, and it still did no justice. i only "spotted" also.

so in my opinion....if you're gonna spray the good stuff....why not use all the good stuff?
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btw, if you must use rattle can primer (which i highly suggest not to)....make sure you will be sealing over that stuff. even the sealer can react to the rattle can stuff and create "wrinkles" in the sealer.
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what are wet coats?
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what are wet coats?
That was my next question.
What is dry, medium & wet coats.
Is this just the amount of primer sprayed onto the project. I.E. looking wet
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several thin coats with a few minutes between is better than one "wet coat" Correct? Or depends on application?
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Tom/Tony,
I'm about finished with the body work.
Should I use the rattle can to look for sanding swirls etc... prior to bringing this in or should I just bring it in without primer
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Man this better be the best looking f4i this side of the mississippi after all the time you've been working on it.
Pics will be demanded upon completion!
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Man this better be the best looking f4i this side of the mississippi after all the time you've been working on it.
Pics will be demanded upon completion!
Ohhhhhhhhh ...
I have enough pressure as it is
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i think i use SEM or SME (rattle can), it is recommended by the PPG supplier
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I am pretty sure we disgussed this last time I was there Mr. Swift and I will be by to do the last prep work. Did you pick up any surface cleaner?
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