Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mebane, NC
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Re: Painting questions
O.K. I'm not claiming to be the final word, and certainly not an expert, but I have put bread and butter on the table for several years of my life by doing auto body work. unfortunately I haven't done much in the past 3 or 4 years, and the paint industry has been changing their formulas right and left. You're getting some good info from members of this board! Soooo...
Exterior- do your repairs, then prime any bare metal (or the entire thing) with PPG Omni Epoxy primer. It's fairly cheap, but good. Follow up with Martin senour high build urethane primer (I'm blanking on the paint numbers, I'll check tomorrow if you want it)on the entire repaired areas. Block with 220 wrapped on a paint paddle, then fog on some black spray paint and block again with 320. when everything is level and smooth it's ready for paint. if you have questions, feel free to e-mail me. If I've given you enough info to confuse you---ignore me! I am a little behind on the recent innovations with paint formulation. I've found recently that while the paint companies are trying to comply with new regulations, the paint properties are suffering. Your local guys may be more up to date with suggestions. Happy painting!