more primer questions! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2007, 05:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 37
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
more primer questions!

After struggling with mastering welding sheet metal i am finally getting ready to start priming and sanding. I have got kirker epoxy primer and kirker perfect prime 2k. I know i am suppose to epoxy the metal before filler. Do any filling that needs to be done, then use the perfect prime for filler primer? After sanding, how many coats of the perfect prime and sanding should be done?? or is it mainly just a judgment call on how straight the body looks?? Also, Either can be used as a sealer. Which would work better? Also do you sand the sealer coat? Has anybody used the kirker primer, Is it ok. Also can you spray dupont hot hues paint over it?
Thanks guys
Aaron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2007, 06:25 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: san francisco
Posts: 59
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
primer question

You will have to ck the spec sheet of primer you have and do what they recommend as far as sanding, also where you bought the primer from can tell you if dupount paint is compatible.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2007, 08:49 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,025
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 24
Thanked 98 Times in 94 Posts
Hopefully your metal is at the point that it will only take a smidge of filler to fix any small defects..put your epoxy on and then fill and then use the 2k to block with..guide coating and blocking takes as long and as many coats as it takes until you are happy with the result....

Then shoot the entire car with the 2k to get an even ground coat to apply the base..I check sand with fine paper between coats to see that I have not accumulated any trash or runs..I suspect that the 2k will sand better than the epoxy in this case..

I do not use either the Kirker or Dupont so I have no clue as to their reccomendations although if the primers are well flashed the base should go down just fine....

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2007, 12:42 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 10
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am in the process of using the Kirker "complete paint job" kit. I like the primer, although I would definately add some reducer to it in order to get it to lay down with less peel. It seems to sand real nice. Having said that I can't say I love the paint, I just can't seem to get the metallic to go on evenly. It almost makes me wish I had just clear coated the primer! But I am still trying to get over the learning curve so maybe by the time I get the last panel painted I will be able to redo it and get the stripes out...Anyway, I like the primer and haven't had any problems with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2007, 10:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: san francisco
Posts: 59
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
re:more prmer questions

Layzis
I would ck your spray pattern ,then overlap each pass you make
and try to keep your distance from 6 to 8 inches or so
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-28-2007, 05:49 AM
jcclark's Avatar
The Penny Pincher
 

Last journal entry: Hanging Bumpers
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, Ky. U.S.A.
Age: 61
Posts: 1,854
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by layzis
, I just can't seem to get the metallic to go on evenly. It almost makes me wish I had just clear coated the primer!
I've had the same problem with their polyurethane, some of the
high metallic colors are hard to get to cover and lay even.
Try and spray to get a gloss and it mottles and will show as dark spots.
I solved the problem on the one I'm doing now by spraying it a little
dryer (like basecoat) and clearing with a regular urethane clear
for the gloss. And it'll be safer to buff out being clearcoated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about Evercoat Feather Fill primer. Fordy8man Body - Exterior 16 02-05-2010 12:33 PM
epoxy primer wisch79 Body - Exterior 2 02-22-2006 11:19 AM
Primer Questions & observations x711 Body - Exterior 1 01-19-2006 09:23 PM
different primers burninrubbah617 Body - Exterior 4 01-15-2006 08:14 PM
Primer hardener - sold it to me, but not on tech sheet? 58Apache Body - Exterior 5 10-15-2005 04:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.