Bare metal whats next?

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by JOEY72camaro, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. JOEY72camaro

    JOEY72camaro New Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hey looking for some recommendations on car primers. The car is sanded down to bare metal I was going to just spray automotive sandable primer and body work
  2. Rustbucket350

    Rustbucket350 Veteran Member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Oviedo, Florida
    Wipe it with a solvent based degreaser and follow with a dry towel. The waterborne stuff isn't as good and can cause adhesion issues. Blow it off and spray it with a quality epoxy or direct to metal urethane from a major company. I like Sherwin Williams (specifically the Genesis DTM Urethane) but there are cheaper primers available. Finish 1 is decent but I'm not sure if you can apply it to bare steel without an etching primer. It does cost less though. Don't use a generic "automotive primer" since it's probably lacquer and probably not going to work very well.
  3. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    If you are doing it yourself, I would recommend the Southern Polyurethane line of products (SPI).
    Very high quality and the forum and owner really helps with answers. Delivered to your door in a day or so.
    I'm not a paid shill, just a satisfied customer. You will see their name on most of the car forums.
    Start with epoxy primer and then go to a 2K urethane primer. High build (think of sprayable bondo, but better) if you need to fill alot of blemishes. Plan on spraying the build primer within 24 hours of the epoxy.
  4. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    SPI Epoxy over sandblasted body

    Underfloor was reduced 10% and applied wet to produce the nice sheen

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