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Old 03-26-2005, 09:01 PM
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rattle can primer

I have a bunch of cans of that rustoleum reddish brown primer laying around. Can i shoot that on the bare metal if i scuff it up first. i plan on going back over it with some better primer but for now i have bare metal all over and would it be alright to permanently cover it with the stuff. am i retarded for even asking this question?

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I wouldn't use it..............the next coat of good primer will probably react badly with this coat.
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I don't really know for sure if this will help. I do not want to promote this but there has been a time when I was doing some metal work and had to quit for the night or had to leave the job sit for a couple of days.(I have never,ever done this at work, only at home!!) Mind you, the metal work was not finished, so I shoot a couple of coats of a rattle can etch on the exposed metal to protect it till I could get back to it. Also the job was left inside, never in the weather!!!! When I could get back on the job I would remove ALL the rattle can and finish up and then follow with a high quality etch or epoxy and then a primer surfacer. I do that to save a little money instead of using the good stuff every time even if the job wasn't finished.
Sems,PPG and Autocolor have rattle can etchs. These can be sprayed on bondo also. Now this is not to be left on, you must remove it before you put on a quality product. I am olny suggesting this as a " safe coat " till you can finish the job. You can do the same with your Rustoleum on the bare metal but you should REMOVE ALL of it before you use the quality stuff!!!
I hate to mention things like this because some people would say this isn't "by the book" but if you do this the way I have stated, there will be no problems whatsoever as long as you REMOVE ALL the rattle can stuff before the good stuff is applied!

Once again, the metal was NEVER left outside only inside with the rattle can stuff!!!
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I wouldn't use it..............the next coat of good primer will probably react badly with this coat.

Exactly

If you need to protect your metal for awile.......get some epoxy primer instead.
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The problem I run into is that during a build there are many many times when you have or create a relatively small area of exposed metal - maybe a square foot or two. For me, it is just a big headache to mix the epoxy, load the gun, shoot the paint, and clean the gun...when I know I'll be knocking that area back down to bare metal somehwere later in the process and all I want to do is hold off the rusting processes in the meantime. I realize you are promoting the "right way", but that rattle can sure looks inviting when it's the end of the day, you're tired, and you just want to get a little protection on a spot of bare metal.

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Sikkens has an Acid Etch pen that is refillable, I haven't used it but from what I hear it's like a big magic marker. This may be a possibility for the person who just has a few minor cut throughs in humid conditions. I don't seem to have any corrosion problems with bare steel for weeks at a time in my shop- I think the heated floor keeps moisture down maybe. If there is some minor flash rust it can usually be removed with a red scotchbrite easily. Bob
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thanks a lot i think i will leave the rattle can primer in the cabinet for now and if i know i am going to bare metal i will set aside time to prime it the same day. by the way what are some good cheap primers i can put on for now?
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