Originally Posted by kenseth17
Looks good centerline, but I think you are confusing epoxy and etching primer again. Etching primer isn't 2 part, okay it has 2 parts, a vinyl? resin/ zinc, and acid, but its not really a 2k product, and you really don't want to paint over it without using another primer first-most tech sheets I've seen give strict warnings against painting directly over them. Maybe you could paint over them or some manufactures say its okay after allowing plenty of time for the acid to leave, but most say its a no no. Etch primer usually has very little build and if you apply them heavy at all will be running all over the place.
Epoxy on the other hand is 2k . It doesn't contain an acid to etch the surface, its more like a glue, so surface should be sanded for adhesion, but much better then an etch primer and less chance of leading to any problems with other products or down the road.
There is no argument here the epoxy is much better. But that particular etch is a pretty good one. I sold HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of gallons of it that was painted over. It is in the tech sheets, at least on the "REAL" tech sheet. That particular product is a "value line" but a repackaged top of the line! Marketing, you have to love it!
A few manufacturers bought it by the pallet as a primer for metal and aluminum that was painted over. Another was a truck painter who painted logging and dump trailers that were sandblasted and again, top coated right over it. Sort of a "bestest" way to go instead of the "Best" over epoxy.
Centerline, some cheap medwave infrared lights are hard to beat. I have two of these, I wouldn't go back to a "burger warmer" lightbulb for nothing.
I don't have this exact brand, mine has a tripod base. But honestly, they are super and not a whole lot of money.