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Old 01-23-2004, 07:44 PM
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I went to the paint store today and they said.....

I went to the paint store today for some tape, hardener and sand paper, then I had to ask some questions about primer. It has been 10 years since I have worked in a body shop so I am kind of rusty with the body work thing. I asked them if the Omni Urethane Primer was just hard to sand and he said yes if you are wet sanding, no if you are dry sanding. I then asked him what would sand better than the Omni 182 and he told me the 181 lacquer primer. I am no big fan of lacquer primers, I think they don't fill very well and they draw up moisture. The paint salesman told me that this brand of lacquer primer doesn't draw up moisture plus it is a high build, I say BS. He then tells me that if I am going to strip the paint on my car I need to etch the metal, then seal it, do the bodywork and then prime it with this primer. I understand etching the car, but sealing it then doing the work and then priming? This is *** backward what I was taught in college. I was taught to strip bad paint fix dents etch metal and prime with a good 2 stage water proof primer. Am I just behind the times or is the way things should be done????
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