I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Best prep for virgin bare metal?
New metal? The only "new" metal I've seen is after I've welded. Check out NAPA, they carry a line of etching primers. I've seen them work, when you cut the metal after the paint has adhered, it looks like the paint "soaks" into the metal, it's 1/2 way through on 1/8". I usually just clean everything up and Hammerite it. Let it dry before welding though, the welding will burn the close stuff away, but it's better than painting it afterwards. Just make sure the two surfaces to be welded are bare and clean, for the best weld.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7" Lift/33" Swampers/REP 8000/RS9000's/Scout II D44's F&R w/4.10's & Lockrights