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I would not use a spray can primer. That stuff will not hold up plus you will need to put an etch primer down first. You might want to get a cheap hvlp primer gun and prime it in your garage or a buddys garage. Every step of a painting process must be done right with the right materials or the whole project will fail.
 

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I would say that a cheap primer hvlp gun you could probably get for about 100 bucks I think. Not sure though. Although that is what it would be, cheap. That truck might not have rust, depends on how much of the elements it sees. But believe me, if you put you final applications over the top of it, it eventually will fail.
Hvlp does stand for high volume low pressure so if it is used right, the amount of overspray is very limited. And for the overspray that it does create, put some plastic up around the vehicle to protect everything in the garage.
As for the budget. Not trying to offend anyone on this sight. I have only been a member for a few months and I do not put up alot of post. I only put up post when I can help someone else with something that I know. I do no put up post just to post. I have worked in paintshops for over ten years. I have painted probably over a thousand vehicles. Not all completes since I do mostly collision work, but the process is pretty much always the same. One thing that you always hear in body shops is that you get what you pay for. So it always puzzles me when people complain that they dont have it in their budget. I have always looked at it like, if you dont have the money to do it right then dont do it. Or just wait until you do. Nothing costs more than doing something twice.
I really hope that I have not offended anyone on this sight. I can tell that most of the members on this sight or good members. And I enjoy being apart of it.
 

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I dont know how good it would work primering outside. With the wind blowing it all around. When I first started doing this stuff back in my parents garage, this is way way back before working in a real bodyshop, I had the same problem with not being able to get overspray all over. So I hung plastic over the rafters so it hung down to the floor kind of making a little booth. Then i would wet the floor down with water to keep dust from flying up and the water also helps to keep the paint from sticking to the floor. Put a little fan to help suck the fumes out and away I went . It worked for priming. I never painted in that. If that does not work for you than I really do not have any other ideas. Maybe someone has a better idea. Good luck anyway. If you have any other questions I will be here.
 
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