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Old 01-05-2004, 06:59 AM
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Etching primer and paint

I'm just about ready to put the floor in my '46 Chevy Panel and need some advice. I have between 50 to 75 carrige bolt heads to paint. I know how to do it, just punch them thru a piece of cardboard and paint. But I need to know if I can just use some etching primer on them and paint over it or do I need to use the uerthane primer like the rest of the body? The paint is a single stage uerthane.

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Check the "P" sheet for the single stage urethane you're using. If it says the etching primer you intend to use is compatible then go ahead. If it does't list it (and I doubt this is the case) you could try a test sample to see if anything bad happens (bubbling or wrinkling etc.) then if everything is OK, go for it.

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:28 AM
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Sounds like you are taking a lot of care in your build-up. IF you are going to the trouble of coloring your carriage bolts, I suggest you have them powder coated. That will make them chip-proof vs. paint that will eventually chip regardless of the care you take.
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