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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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I need some automotive painting tips??

I am going to have my full cage painted to match my Jeep. I was wondering if I use rustoleum primer on the bare metal, will this be a good base for the automotive enamel. Will my painter be pissed if I do this? Should I use something else?

I know nothing about auto finishes....

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Re: I need some automotive painting tips??

might depend on how smooth you want the finished product.

most of the rustoleum primers that ive used arent "sandable" primers, so he would have to squirt right on top with no sanding, and im not sure on the compatability.

why not call and ask him, if its a low buck paint job he is probably using acrylic enamel, I dont really know whether the rustolem enamel is compatible or not.


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Re: I need some automotive painting tips??

If I was going to have it prayed with a gun, I would wait and have the painter also use a self etching primer. If you are worried about rust, dont worry to much, it can be treated with a metal prep that basically neutralizes the rust, combined with the ething primer, I doubt you will have an adhesion problem. Since you are going with the Spray gun paint job, it won't cost much more to have the painter do the priming also.

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Re: I need some automotive painting tips??

I definately would use a self etching primer. If you wanted to do some prep for the painter before hand, I would say to sand the bare metal with 180 grit paper to "scratch" it up, then remove anything that would have to come out, and finally mask anything you dont want painted. There is some skill involved in painting, but most of the labor cost is in the prep!
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