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Old 02-03-2005, 02:39 PM
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Primer Surfacer Help for Corvette

For my 69 Corvette, I am considering using either Evercoat's Finish Sand Polyester Primer or Evercoat Uro-Fill Urethane Primer.
Could anyone give me some recommendations which would be better to use?
I completely stripped the car and it is down to the bare fiberglass. However, I used chemical stripper designed for fiberglass and did not damage it. I will be using Acrylic Lacquer for the color.
Any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 02-03-2005, 03:02 PM
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Plastic not paint

I use a product called Enduro which is actually a polymer. It comes in 2 parts. The color and the built in clear which is also the catalyst. I just figure why not put plastic on plastic.

You can buy it in any of the factory colors including micas. It leaves a nice glossy finish that lasts for years.
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On fiberglass I would go with the polyester filler/primer, as that is what the body is made of and the bond is just about a no brainer. I have been using the Omni brand of polyester primer on my 34 and I absolutely love the stuff. It is about half the cost of a quality urethane primer/surfacer.


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Thanks Vince, I'll check out the Omni.
I used some Omni primer before but I didn't know they had a polyester primer.

Do you buy it from a local store? I have only one PPG products outlet here in Austin so I am not sure I am getting a great price from them or not.

I can get the Evercoat "Final Sand" polyester primer for $40.80 a gallon from a supplier over the net. And, they have very reasonable shipping rates.
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Just my 2Cents as a vette lover and considering you have a 69 that is worth more than most new cars.

Nothing that says Omni on it should come within 50 feet of that car.
Go with the FE at any cost, its a much better product.
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Barry, what is FE?
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I'm sorry the slick sand/ final sand = Fiberglass evercoat.
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Barry, just curious what you have against Omni polyester primer. Scooter at project33.com had a PPG rep folowing his paint job and that is what they used The polyester primer is all I am using of the Omni line. I will be using PPG DBC for my base.

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Well to be honest I have never seen or herd of the omni polyester.
But considering everything else in that line, is at the very low end of the totem pole for quality, I have to assume this is also.

Now there is a 95% chance that they are private labeling (not making it themselves) the polyester primer and if thats the case it may be made by FE or one of the other quality companies and may be a great product!

However on a 69 vette why chance it?
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Check me here, but can you put lacquer on top of urethane products? This primer is activated, right? Won't the lacquer cause it to lift?
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Any top coat can go over urethane, even the "L" kind.
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The polyester primer/surfacer I am using is Omni MX241, and on the can is the PPG logo. Once I block sand the surface to my satisfaction I will topcoat with a suitable PPG epoxy primer/sealer then apply the base.

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Vince,

Is the sealer a really necessary step when the polyester primers advertise that they can be topcoated with any product?
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You can do it either way but the way Vince says will give the best results as far as adhesion and long term durability and it will go a long way to improve the gloss of the final job.
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I still don't think you should put lacquer over a activated urethane. Why would you use a good 2k system(if that's what you primer is) and then put lacquer on it? Urethane reducers will soak into a urethane primer, wait until the lacquer reducer gets in it.
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