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Old 11-21-2005, 07:10 PM
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Body filler over the primer?

HI all,
Don't laugh but I am using PPGs roll on primer. After it is all primed I will build my booth and sand it and paint it. The jobbers behind the counter don't seem to know if I should use a filler over the primer or sand it back down to bare metal. The primer is PPGs SX 1060. If I use filler what kind?
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:26 PM
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First off PPG SX-1060 is for spot repairs not overall panel coverage. If your local paint jobber recommended this for an entire car I would find another jobber.

This has been covered a zillion times but here goes again. The best method is to sand the spots that need repair down to bare metal. If you wish you can sand the entire car down but it's not necessary if the paint in the areas that don't need repair is still good. All you need to do is scuff the surface if the existing paint is OK. Then coat the entire car with a good quality epoxy primer to seal the bare metal from moisture and provide a surface that will have good adhesion for the body filler and finish primer. Then do your bodywork. When that is complete use a good quality filler primer and complete the surface preparation for painting.

Trying to use SX-1060 for an entire car would in my opinion be wasting your time, since you don't know how it will react when used on large surfaces.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:13 PM
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Walt, sometimes the guys at the paint store don't have a whole lot of experiance. There are guys here who have many years experiance in painting.

Let's get you on the right track and start from square one.

1. What do you want out of the job.

2. What condition is the car in? Does it have decent paint that you are freshening up? Or is it a restoration?

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I would like a decent job but I live 4 miles off the hiway on a dirt road. The reason I want to paint it myself as it might be a every 4 or 5 year job. I am not looking for perfection. My car a 65 Mustang has been painted before and it was not a good job. Thats why I was thinking about going to bare metal. I also want a color change. It is white now and I want it dark green.
Thanks! Walt
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