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Old 10-28-2004, 03:40 PM
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Brand new 16 ga. bare metal coating?

I just got my new truck box for my '40 Ford and spot welded it together, now I'm ready to prime it to keep the surface rust off till I paint later this year. Anyone have a recomendation for surface prep and primer. Epoxy or acid etch? Have to do inside the stake pockets and rolled tube edge too. Spot welds are ground and ready forspot putty.

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Buy a gallon of metal etcher/morph and wipe it on then wipe it dry. You have finished grinding and filling haven't you? Then your ready for primer. I like the epoxy primer too seal the surface before appling paint...seals the metal for a good long time from the elements...just in case you don't get to painting right away!!!


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Thanks Tazz,

Any particular make over another or are they pretty much the same.
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My feeling would be skip the acid.
But that is up to you.

I would wash with wax and grease remover than DA the metal with an 80 grit wash with wax and grease remover let set about 30 minutes than apply a good epoxy.
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Barry, any suggestion on how to blow in the stake pockets and rolled edge ?
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Hopefully there are better ways out there
but what I have done in past is mask off hole (for runs) and turn the fan adjustment in to a straight line (no fan) lower air pressure and just shoot in hole best you can
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I was thinking of using a piece of sea sponge tied in the middle of a piece of string, dipping it in epoxy and then pulling it back and forth in the rolled tube. For the stake pocket, stapling a sea sponge to a paint stick or dowel and dipping it in epoxy and dapping the stake pocket.

What do you think the chances are of epoxy sticking on to the lower gate pins and housings? I would hate to see rust forming.
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