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Rattle Can Primer

#1 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:26 pm

Is there any particular "best brand" of rattle can primer that is ok to use if you're going to paint over it later with regular automotive paint? I've got a few areas that I'd like to primer, but don't want the body shop guy to have to sand all the way back down getting the rattle can primer off.

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#2 Post by bracketracer » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:00 am

Don't think so John....But you can ask your body guy....You can also get your self a cheep spray gun :mrgreen:

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#3 Post by sc racing » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:18 am

Over bare metal? or on top of filler/old paint? If bare metal use etch primer from Dupont or SEM if not bare metal Dupont has Quick Prime. Those are the brands we use.

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#4 Post by John_Heard » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:34 am

Bare metal..

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#5 Post by sc racing » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:38 am

You should be able to get either brand at a good auto paint supply store if you cant find those Napa has an etch prime in rattle can also.

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#6 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:54 am

Hey John,

Maybe someone can back this up, but when I worked in a body shop I was always told to stay away from using rattle cans because they have silicone in them and when you go to apply a automotive finish over top of them, they don't agree with each other.

Maybe times have changed but that is what I was told, I am old you know?

But if your using rattle can primer with rattle can paint, I've used Rustoleum Automotive primer in a can with good success.

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#7 Post by John_Heard » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:06 am

This is for an area that's going to get painted body color, it's not very visible, but just wanting to make sure if I use something there the paint will stick to it ok.

My car had a ton of rustoluem rattle can rusty metal primer on it when I bought it, I don't know how much of it the guy that painted it took off - maybe he sanded it all off? But it hasn't been a problem on the 1st paint job.

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Re: Rattle Can Primer

#8 Post by chpcamaro » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:17 am

hey john
i would look for etching prime as stated more for the rust pervention as for painting over not a big deal they will primer over it with a etching priming that will stick to about anything
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