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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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seam sealer

have not got my seam sealer yet but do i need to prime the area first or does the seam sealer go on the bear metal?

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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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I've been doing body work/painting cars for a few years now, and I've always just put it on straight metal. Now and then when I get cars with new panels in factory e-coat (factory black primer), I'll scuff them with a red pad quick before I seam seal them.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 01:40 AM   #3
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i agree, if the metal is clean and freshly sandblasted i would put it on bare metal, but it never hurts to apply a primer first let it dry then scuff it up a bit with out rubbing through the primer.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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If its DTM (direct to metal) seam sealer there is no problem, but its best to apply an etch primer first, and then the seam sealer.

Non, DTM seam sealer will stick to the metal initially, but over time it can separate.

What kind are you using? 1k urethane or a 2k? and what are you sealing?
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