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Old 11-23-2005, 10:33 AM
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Quick Question about shooting Primer

I plan on shooting my 69 camaro with epoxy primer after I get it down to bare metal. My question is when sanding down the paint I know i'm going to get into some filler, what if the filler still looks good would it be a good idea to shoot the epoxy over the exisiting filler? maybe scim coat with some Evercoat Rage, or Metal Glaze? any tips would be great this is going to be my first adventure into bodywork!

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I plan on shooting my 69 camaro with epoxy primer after I get it down to bare metal. My question is when sanding down the paint I know i'm going to get into some filler, what if the filler still looks good would it be a good idea to shoot the epoxy over the exisiting filler?

Yes, absolutely


maybe scim coat with some Evercoat Rage, or Metal Glaze?
Yes, (even better after coating with the epoxy first)
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I can not stress enough, DON'T STRIP THAT WHOLE CAR AT ONCE! Strip one panel at a time, epoxy prime it and go on to the next panel. If you feel for SURE you can do two panels, that's fine. Just DON'T DO THE WHOLE THING.

A completely stripped car can be VERY overwhelming for anyone especially a newbe on the first car.

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Agreed, go one panel at a time and mix up like 4 oz of material at a time so you are not wasting much... Depending on the pot life you may be able to use it the next day too.

On the bodyfiller, just make sure there is nothing lurking underneath there...Often times someone will strip something they thought was fine, grind out the filler and find rust etc.... I would hate to see you go to all the money and effort restoring a car, and end up with problems down the line....

Is this a restoration I assume??
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Yeah I definately planned on doing it a panel at time. Thanks for the info!
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Why are you stripping it down to the bare metal.

BTW , If you sand into the existing filler it would be a real good idea
to skim coat it or re-fill so no low spots exist.

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A 69 Camaro will have lacquer products on it, so it's a good idea to take it down to bare metal before putting modern finishes on it. The job will only be as good as the foundation and lacquer is not the best substrate.

Its also a good idea to remove old filler because you don't know if there are pull holes or flash rust underneath it. Pull holes which were common back in the seventies allow moisture to get into the filler from behind. It's best to weld them closed.

You may also find that you can metal finish the repair better than was done before.
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It still has the original Le Mans Blue paint underneath a previous paintjob among a bunch of primer somebody put on their before I got the car!
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Strip it right down to bare metal removing all the filler, etc. Do it one or two panels at a time and sand the bare metal with 80 grit followed by a thorough cleaning with wax and grease remover before you apply your epoxy, you should be able to rub a clean rag on the metal surface without any discoloration showing on the rag if it's properly cleaned. If you're doing a chemical strip be sure to give it a good water wash after the stripper to wash off and nuetralize any remaining stripper residue. The paintjob is only as good as what's under it.
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