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Old 11-01-2006, 07:41 PM
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If you're looking for the best quality, yes. The basic approach-Get her all stripped down and sanded well with 80grit, then clean the metal really well with preferably a water based wax and grease remover and apply two coats of epoxy primer, allow the primer to lock up good overnight then apply your body filler the next day. No need to scuff up the epoxy if you get the filler on within the epoxy's recoat window(usually 7 days with most epoxies). Sand the filler and finish it off to a minimum grit of 180. Scuff or sand all the epoxy if past it's recoat window and apply more epoxy over any sand throughs or over the complete car. Now apply the primer surfacer and blocksand till straight, finish your sanding with 600 and move directly to paint or apply a sealer then paint. Do some research here with the search function-there's lots of information. Epoxy primer under filler isn't a practice regularly used in collision repair due to the added expense and more importantly time but it is the best proceedure.
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