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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Re: epoxy primer wait time

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ywalk

06-08-2012 23:31:20
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I am using Nason ful poxy. sounds pretty much the same with topcoat after about 1 hour IIRC. I will give it as much time as possible with plenty of time in the sunshine and temp in the 80's. I was taught to put down the epoxy first to seal up the metal and give a good base for filler and high build primer etc, then finish with another coat of epoxy to act as a sealer before topcoat.




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CNKS

06-09-2012 08:32:57
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 Re: epoxy primer wait time in reply to ywalk, 06-08-2012 23:31:20  
Every person has his opinion about body filler. It needs at least 80 grit some recommend coarser to get a good bond to the metal. With epoxy you are filling some of those 80 grit marks with primer. I think the person who told you to "seal" the metal was afraid the sanding did not get all the rust. When I sand there is no rust left and none appears before I get the body filler on. I suppose those who live in humid climates can't do that. To me (and I can't prove it, and many will disagree, which is ok), the epoxy will reduce adhesion, as the PRIMARY filler was made to go over bare metal.

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Loren in wi

06-14-2012 19:26:48
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 Re: epoxy primer wait time in reply to CNKS, 06-09-2012 08:32:57  
Body filler will hold better on epoxy than on bare metal. I live in the rust belt, WI, also as a PPG master painter I was told at school to apply before body filler.



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CNKS

06-15-2012 05:42:47
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 Re: epoxy primer wait time in reply to Loren in wi, 06-14-2012 19:26:48  
I try to follow the instructions that come with the product. Everyone including instructors have their own opinion. I wouldn't mind taking the courses you did, but at this point in my life I don't want to take the time and for me it is only a hobby. What I have done the last 10 years has never failed me.



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