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Old 09-25-2005, 07:20 PM
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primer or filler first?

im in the process of taking my 72 duster to bare meta, hanging new 1/4 panels on it etc etc. in the past i have always done bodywork ontop of bare metal, and primerd over that. (always used PCL PolyPrimer in the past and had good results)

should i primer the car before i do the filler work? (it needs the seam sealer in the drip rails, few small dents and the roof to pillar seams filled.)

also what primer is good for bare metal? i was told the polyprimer is good for bare metal, but i want to make sure because the whole car including jambs and engine compartment are going to bare metal, and i dont want to do this job twice!

thanks, tom b.

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If you're taking it to bare metal then prime it with a good quality EPOXY primer before doing any filler work. The filler is porous and will attract moisture right out of the air and that moisture will be able to get to the bare metal below if it's not protected.

Epoxy primer, bodywork, filler primer, sealer if required and top coat. That's the basic sequence.

Do yourself a favor and read this thread. If you have any questions we have several pros here that can answer them.
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thanks centerline. i was just going thru all those threads. ive done a few cars and countless panel jobs before, but never all the way to bare metal.

can anyone suggest a primer to do the whole car in? ive heard of Dp90, but never used it.
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Southern Polyurathane Epoxy is the answer for you. Everyone who used it loves it.
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any idea where i can get that? im in CA, so it may be harder/impossible to get.
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nevermind on the last question, i found out alot of info in another thread.
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self etching primer on bare metal, primer surfacer, sealer paint
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