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epoxy prime 1 pannel at a time

ok i want to prime my front quarter pannel that i been working on, its bare metal with body filler in the low spots.

what grit should the bare metal and body filler be for primering? i got wax and grease remover stuff to clean the bare metal before priming, do i wash the body filler on the pannel as well? how long to let dry?

the primer is dupont epoxy primer. how much should i mix up to do this 1 pannel?

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Re: epoxy prime 1 panel at a time

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ok i want to prime my front quarter pannel that i been working on, its bare metal with body filler in the low spots.

what grit should the bare metal and body filler be for primering? i got wax and grease remover stuff to clean the bare metal before priming, do i wash the body filler on the pannel as well? how long to let dry?

the primer is dupont epoxy primer. how much should i mix up to do this 1 pannel?
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Metal and filler- people use 80-180 as far as grit, so whatever you have in that range will work fine.

Wax and grease remover drys pretty fast so a lot of painters wipe off, tack and prime thats OK if doing an allover because of the time it takes to tack. Perhaps overkill but I like to give the car about 15 minutes after using wax and grease remover just to make sure everything is gone. OK to wash filler.

Spray-able pint will be plenty.
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ok i got my quarter pannel bare metal sanded with 120grit paper

so i should mask everything off that overspray could get on, clean the metal, go mix the primer up, hook the gun up and start sprayn?

the gun i got is a cambell hausfeld automotive siphon-feed spray gun. just a $60 gun(should be fine for priming i would think). the manual shows where the "pattern control knob" and "fluid control knob", how do i adjust this gun for what i am doing? also how do you clean these after use?

should i put 2 coats on the pannel? how long before coats?

sorry for all the questions ive never done this before.

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Masking of car?
For epoxy i use just a sheet of 18" paper around the panel I'm premiering. Since your using a siphon gun and your new I might go ahead and throw some plastic over the rest of car.

Air pressure: For that gun you have start with 20lbs and adjust up till it sprays the epoxy how you want it. I would guess 30 lbs is going to work for you.

Clean the metal with wax and grease remover and shoot the
Dupont epoxy I would wait about 5 minutes at 70 degrees before
spraying 2nd coat.
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