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Old 12-31-2010, 09:39 AM
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Primer Tips Needed...Help

Can I primer with Rattle can auto primer????
Pros/Cons????
I have a small harbor freight touch up hvlp gun
I just purchased a 1982 C-10 shortbed truck
And it is several different colors
Can I primer in my small garage 10X20
One panel at a time with respairrater
And hvlp gun,,
Without killing myself from fumes
I just want a one color truck right now
And cheap is a factor
My goal is
Quick
Cheap
One color
And Safe for me
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:55 AM
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you should be ok if you can open some doors or windows to let out the fumes. Get out of there as soon as you can when your done and let it air out before returning.
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I want to make it into 2011(LOL)
someone told me dont use rattle can auto primer cause its not as good as spray gun primer
i have no clue.
as fAR AS COST WHATS CHEAPER
i HAVE SMALL AIR COMPRESSOR AND HARBOR FRIEGHT HVLP GUN
OR 12 CANS OF PRIMER
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rattle can primer is garbage. it's porous, will lift and a number of other negative affects within a short amount of time.

If you have a small compressor, I would rather do a panel at a time with it and a true 2k primer, which will be block sanded anyway.

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Rattle can primer is OK for a very short temp repair, but it must be removed entirely before a serious long lasting paint job can be considered. It is not durable and will more than likely fail when top coated with a quality 2K primer. Only way I would use it would be as a guide coat, but there are better products for that also.

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i have a 20x24 garage and its hard for me to paint in their so a 10x20 hard Rattle can suck hvlp is the way to go it like 35-75 a gallon for primer and 15-25 for thinner and hit up a new paper stand and grab a bunch .75 and some tape 5-10 so about $100 that would be good its all work
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Thanks for all the responses
I'm gong to learn and do it right
This is fun and my boys(13 and 9) like helping me
I'm going to buy the 2K and do one panel a time
I'm going to get some sanding blocks
This truck is in good shape
Someone must have worked at a salvage yard
Nice bumpers
Bed was burgundy
Doors blue
Hood white
Fenders I don't know what color they started out as
But the truck has buckets that fit well
I will post pixs soon
It's a 1982 C-10
Shortbed
350/350
Tranny is not working(I don't know why yet)
But they put an extra TH-350 in the truck bed
This was an after Christmas daddy's gift to himself
Craigslist buy
(LOL,hahahaha)
ThE Family got a Wii
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You got some great advice here. Don't skip the most important step: before sanding the existing finish, wipe the surface with a grease remover to get all the potential contaminants off. Otherwise, by sanding, you'll drive all that stuff into the scratches made by the sandpaper. Have fun, and post some pics!
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