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Old 04-21-2012, 08:21 AM
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Eastwood Epoxy primer?

Getting ready to spray my fenders and doors and Im looking to buy some primer. The car wont be painted for a few years but I want it all one color. Some of my body panels are bare metal and some are still in the original paint just sanded down. Is this primer any good and is it durable? The car sits outside under a cover and tarp so it dose not get wet but it wont be in a garage until I buy my new house. Also can someone recommend me a good spry gun thats not a piece of junk and wont break the bank? Thanks.


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Old 04-21-2012, 12:24 PM
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I have to tell you, I don't like the "off brands" like that. Been in this business a long time and time after time the name brands are where I go. You buy it at a store near by, you buy back up when you need it, you get reducer when you need it, you get tech information when you need it, it's all right there. Buying paint products over the net is like buying prescription eye glasses on the net, makes no sense to me.

That being said, I am blown away that no one has posted about SPI on this thread. Though I have never used it, I LOT of people who do some outstanding work use it and it is available by mail. http://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/

On the gun, if we are talking lo buck here, the "Purple gun" at Harbor Frieght will get the job done for primer just fine. I personally like quality stuff and will always recommend it, but for just spraying on some epoxy primer to protect your car this gun will do just fine.

And I have to tell you, I HIGHLY recommend you do NOT cover your car with a tarp outside. You are much better off letting it get soaked and the water running off and out thru some holes in the floor than putting it under a tarp. Tarps HOLD IN the moisture and you can get some awful big surprises when you pull off that tarp! I have seen it way too may times and made the mistake myself. I had my 65 Gran Sport Convertible outside and the top was rotting and leaking water. I put a tarp on it for just a few months thinking that would be fine. I pulled the tarp off to find my whole interior COVERED in mildew! The carpet was soaked and the floor rusted pretty funky under it.

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When I saw the post at $60.00 for two gal spay-able I sure wouldn't use it. I like a deal as much as the next guy but that's about what you pay for a qt of spi. You get what you pay for. Best to try it on something that don't matter and see how it holds up first.
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