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Old 06-08-2009, 10:42 AM
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Eastwood Epoxy Primer

Hey all,
I am just about ready to start the paint on my car, now all the panels are welded in. I've been reading these forums and see that epoxy primer is the recommended choice. Living in the UK we don't seem to have a huge choice of quality products and is hard to find reviews of products that are available. Due to that I am looking for US products to paint with so that I can have a degree of confidence in the quality. Saying that, few companies actually ship to the UK and the easiest choice that does seems to be Eastwood. Here are the products they recommended to me:

Degreaser ................. PRE Gallon #10594zp
Epoxy Primer ............. Gallon of Primer #50244zp w/ Gallon of catalyst #50245zp
Body filler ................. RAGE Extreme #31332zp for HEAVY filling... RAGE Gold #12712 for LIGHT filling
2K Primer ................. Gallon of Primer #50240zp w/ Qt of Catalyst #50241zp

Does anyone have any experience with any/all these products? Also are the quantities adequate or excessive for a single car?

Sorry if this has been asked before (I realise there are loads of duplicate posts on similar topics here) but I did search and did not find anything specific to Eastwood own-brand primer.

Thanks so much for your help,

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The Eastwood epoxy is just relabled Kirker epoxy. Read the Kirker tech sheet and you're golden.

The Kirker (Eastwood) epoxy is great stuff! I use it all the time and I like it. It's slow like any epoxy, but you can recoat it in a few hours if need be. It's real easy to shoot.

Mix both cans thoroughly before activating. When you mix the activator in, mix it for a good 5 minutes, let it sit for at least 15 minutes, them mix again and shoot. Pot life is pretty long. When mixing it, it seems like it isn't going to mix and the voila! it's mixed.

Edit- the PRE is great stuff too, but I use some generic stuff I get at Wal Mart now for real cheap.
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Thanks for that.

I have one additional question... is the degreasing necessary even if the primer is being applied within a couple hours of the car being blasted? It's just that the car is being taken away to be blasted and the guy said he'll spray it over if I provide the paint, don't know whether he'd be up for degreasing it first however. But the reason I ask is I would have assumed the blasting would remove any possible traces of grease?

Thanks again, it's a great help.
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if the primer is touched by bare hands or some airborn contamination gets on it, the primer will fisheye. Wiping it down with a degreaser is mandatory before any painting, primer or finish
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