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Unread 11-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Spray on Etching primer ok?

I have had to strip my CJ hood because of a PO's roll on job. It has been stripped/sanded to the bare metal in some spots. I have a good quality primer from my body supply shop to shoot the entire Jeep with.

I was wondering if I could spray the rattle can etching primer on the bare metal to keep any flash rust down and would it be compatible with the primer I am going to spray the Jeep with?

I have heard not to use any rattle can primer with the base coat/clear coat paint I am going to be using.

Just want to make sure I'm not going to be causing any trouble with my future paint.



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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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The reason they say not to use rattle can primer under a good 2 stage top coat is because rattle can paints are bottom of the barrel quality compared to a good base coat/clear coat.

If you have a good 2 part epoxy primer there is no need for etching primer on bare metal,,it is just as good or even better than etching primer because it will bond well to just about anything.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Standard rattle can primer is not a good idea, but the etching primer may be okay to use. It's hard to determine compatibility between the 2 products, are they from the same manufacturer? If so, it's best to contact them, if not it's a crap shoot. As said above, an epoxy is best for bare metal.
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