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post #1 of 7 Old 10-23-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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primer bleed

will red primer bleed through a black clearcoat? why would someone use red primer for a black paint job?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-24-2012, 07:01 AM
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There is no such thing as a "black clearcoat" that i know of...

You will have the black "base coat" first..then a clearcoat over that....

It really doesn;t matter the color of the primer as long as using a high solids base coat or single stage color,just certain primer colors help give better color coverage with the top coats.

Some paint manufacturers will give a "recommended" primer color for certain colors,but it doesn't mean its a neccesity.

I've painted many things black with red primer underneath and never seen a problem.

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I agree 100% with Ironworker. A lot better than gray primer anyday.


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post #4 of 7 Old 10-27-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your wisdom here. I really meant black "with" clearcoat. My problem is the paint looks great at first, but, it seems like they painted black over red primer.

Or over like a red basecoat maybe? You can see it at sharp angles and when the sun hits while driving etc. Not absolutely terrible but still noticible. Its like a hazy red bleeding through. Did they f it up?
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Did they f it up?
Sounds like it, unless they used a red pearl in the clear to give it that effect intentionally.
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They fd up. What happened is they went cheap on the paint and didnt lay enough coats.

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wish i had seen that in the pictures. wish i didn't have an early latch hood!
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