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Old 01-11-2006, 08:33 PM
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Amount of primer (with pic)

OK. I've done some searching and see that the high build lacquer primer builds up to about 3 mils with 3 coats and evercoats featherfill polyester primer builds to 20 mil in 3 coats. So the choice is clear. Now I need to know how much I need. Would 2 quarts be enough or should I go ahead and get the gallon?
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:48 PM
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It's really cheap in price for the gallon and you will alway's need some more.
Just be sure to have them shake it WELL for you and if it sit's for a month or so,get it shaken again as this stuff settles and no hand shake,stirring stick will do it.
Or,Take a mixing tool and use a drill.
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Don't ever use lacquer primer on bare metal.
Actually, most experts on this forum will tell you to
never use lacquier period.
With all the bare metal you have Epoxy would be the way to go,
even before any filler.
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The choice isn't obvious at all, you picked the two extremes. It really depends on what amount of filling you NEED. Certainly I wouldn't use lacquer, no need for that. But if your panels are straight, urethane primer is the way to go. As Jim said, apply a few coats of epoxy over the bare metal and then a few coats of urethane and block to perfection. If you have plastic filler all over the car that is less than perfect with waves or sanded with coarse paper like 80 or 40 than a few coats of polyester primer would be the choice.

How is the body? Other than the parts where you have worked, say the door skins or the quarter skins?

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PS, I just LOVE cars like that, it should be illegal to have so much fun for so little money.
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what kind of car is that anyway??
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Hehe. That is just the reaction I was hoping on getting. It started life as 1974 and 1970 volkswagen beetles. It will have a removeable hard top. Modifications so far include chopping roof 7", lengthen doors 6", widening a hood for rear trunk, building frame extension, flipping and modifying rear trailing arms to correct for camber, channeled body 2" and dropped body another 2". I also moved the body back 4" on the pan. It is my first hotrod and has been a blast. Will require a lot of body work though.
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I think one will be a good start. Epoxy it, fill it, prime it, sand it. Repeat until strait.

Or until your tired of it, and just want it shiny.
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Get the gallon. Not only will you probably need it for a round of block sanding and repriming, but the price of two quarts versus a gallon might not be a big difference, as you normally get a small price break purchasing a larger quantity, and hardener may only be sold in quarts which is enough to activate a gallon (if 4:1). Now epoxy you may not need that much, 2 quarts may do you. You only usually need maybe a coat if going over with a fill primer.
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I ordered the gallon. I didn't see anything for a hardender. It is a polyester fill primer so I think it comes with tubes of activator. Am I wrong? It is evercoat featherfill g2.
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Nope you right with polyester. I was talking about urethane primer
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