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Old 09-24-2010, 03:04 PM
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Newbie primer question

Just when I think I have it figured out as far as what products to use another question pops up.
What is the purpose of a product like Slicksand from Evercoat?
Is it just their brand of high build primer ,or is it something different?
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that type of product is used during the blocking step to help level the body contours..it is a type of filler..

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what are you working with,bare metal,old finish,evercoat is good to apply
over bondo for pin holes,but only small amouts,good hand blocking will
show good results,but are you working bare metal?
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first apply a good metal eching primer,a light coat is all thats needed
for a long lasting finish and to insure no mosture problems down the road
expoy is good but alone wont hold up.
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Ive used the slicksand quite often, it is basically a sprayable body filler. Some guys prefer to use a 2K primer for their blocking stage, I like the slick sand because it fills better and it does not shrink like a 2K will. It just comes down to personal preference.
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Polyester primer is not desirable IMHO. The best is a good grade of epoxy primer like SPI ( I do not consider PPG to be a good grade of epoxy). When applied over properly prepped bare metal a good grade of epoxy like SPI does not need an etching primer, or is it desirable.

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what ever primer you use wait,,,take your metalwork/bondo/glazing to the next level first instead of thinking the primer will "fill and hide that"



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QUOTEolyester primer is not desirable IMHO. The best is a good grade of epoxy primer like SPI ( I do not consider PPG to be a good grade of epoxy). When applied over properly prepped bare metal a good grade of epoxy like SPI does not need an etching primer, or is it desirable. Just wondering out loud here, but what is it about PPG epoxy that is not (good). Have been using DP for years without any problems at all. I will make it a point to order some SPI epoxy soon............
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Thank you everyone
I should have given more details with my question
My car is down to bare metal.
I am planning to shoot it next with SPI epoxy.
Then filler work.
I then was going to use a high build primer , but have read some pretty good things about the Slicksand. So I was curious about its advantages if any over a high build primer
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As has been detailed many times in this forum PPG DPLF epoxy will wipe right off aftrer it has cured with a lacquer soaked rag. You cannot do that with SPI epoxy.


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