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Old 05-01-2009, 08:57 PM
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Epoxy between filler?


I'm almost ready to start my first paint job. Car is stripped, trim is off, bumpers removes - all I need to do is DA the metal for adhesion, and tweak my filler a bit.

I have six filler spots on my car. Four and smooth and straight. But two are being problematic. They look good, but if I put a rag over my hand and run across them, I can feel a little bit of wavieness. I cannot see it from any angle, but I can feel it.

So I was thinking, I would spray my black epoxy over the car. If I can see any problems or waves with the primer on, I'll use filler or glazing putty to smooth things out. Otherwise I'll continue with paint.

My question is, is it OK to use filler on bare metal, then epoxy, and then put more filler on top> I know you can epoxy bare metal and then use filler over that, so I'm assuming this would be OK.

Any advice would be appreciated!

PS - It's Kirker Enduro Prime epoxy if it makes a difference.

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Yes that would be okay, but applying epoxy over the metal wold be best.
Its okay to put body filler over metal (properly prepared). This was the standard way it was done for many years, and still is done by many. But the one big reason many prefer to use epoxy first over metal and under filler (as well as sandwitch everything with epoxy) is the added protection it provides. If the paint is ever becomes compromised (filler develops a crack, paint is damaged, ect)and water is allowed to reach the filler, filler will absorb it like a sponge and it can then reach the metal underneath. Epoxy seals while other primers are somewhat porous.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:24 AM
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iam useing the kirker epoxy too . i shot the car with the epoxy first then body work . iam now ready to shot the car with epoxy again to seal it . then iam useing their 2k primer over the epoxy.
you should be fine ,i know i'll have some wavys or ripples that will show up after primer. iam useing dolphin glaze to smooth them out.
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