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lmar1171 01-07-2013 05:03 PM

need help with next step please
I just got my truck sand blasted it came back clean and looks great .My problem is its raw metel now .I now i need to put something on it but dont know what.Lot of friends say this and that but are not body guys. can anyone tell me what i should put on it for now i still got patches to weld in and other repairs.Thank in advance for all your help:)

MARTINSR 01-07-2013 05:47 PM

Epoxy primer, that is THE thing to apply over something sand blasted. Cool thing is you can apply polyester body filler ("bondo") over it! Sand it nice with 180 and apply your filler right over it.

Where you are doing your patch panels, just removed it back a little bit from your welds and you are good to go.


vothtrucks 01-07-2013 07:01 PM

Painting over bare metal
There are many great primers and epoxy is really fantastic. When you purchase your primer , ensure it states that it is for DTM ! You can buy 2K and 2 part urethane primers but the Direct To Metal products will not only stick to chrome , but prevent rust and bleed-through forever . Like the dude said , with a little rough paper , you can put your filler----light---right over the primer too. Some of these primers are med. gray and turn lighter as you sand , telling you where to block more ! Be sure to wipe the car down well with the same reducer that thins the primer you use !:welcome:

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