Can I use this primer?

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by CAMAROZ72, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. CAMAROZ72

    CAMAROZ72 New Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Hello I'm new here and finally got a camaro the guy I bought it from sanded it down to metal my question is can I use this primer and do body work and then send it the paint shop after? IMG_8201.JPG IMG_8201.JPG
  2. jimrr

    jimrr Veteran Member

    Jun 12, 2016
  3. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Jax Florida
    I would say if you want the paint to lift the use it. Better to use a 2 part mix like Epoxy. Do a little research. If you have an Automotive paint supply store near you then go talk to them for the best to use. Research what 2K means.
  4. Jeep43

    Jeep43 Veteran Member

    Mar 30, 1999
    I wouldn't. If you are having a shop do the body and paint I would ask them what you should use to cover the bare steel. I bet they will say epoxy which is a 2 part mix. You can blow it on with a cheap $10 harbor freight gun and it will adhere good and provide a good base for filler and paint later.

    Although self etch which is not a catylized (2k) primer is good over bare steel, you are not supposed to apply filler over it.
  5. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

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    SPI Epoxy Primer bought DIRECTLY from
    and applied over THIS sandblasted body...........

    I am NOT a professional painter, but I am well read and intelligent.
    I read the misc paint forums....I would say that 99% of all current
    paint pros are using Epoxy Primer.
    I am an advocate for SPI because of its Proven QUALITY and its low cost
    sold directly to YOU business model (NO Jobber Middleman Mark Up)
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018
  6. CAMAROZ72

    CAMAROZ72 New Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Hey thanks for all the help so if I use epoxy primer I should be good?
  7. SRGN

    SRGN Veteran Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Central NJ
    I have used the SPI primer and their clear coat. Top notch stuff. Regular primers absorb moisture, the epoxy primer seals up the metal nicely.
  8. jimrr

    jimrr Veteran Member

    Jun 12, 2016
    40 years of doing bodywork, all of a sudden only 2k products suffice for these guys here. huh, I'm going to have a lot of lifting paint jobs come back , 40 years worth!!!!
  9. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    Yep, things get better and time marches on. Better living through chemistry. Does anyone still spray with LVHP systems anymore?
    Just like using all the old nitro lacquer stuff.
  10. larrylarry

    larrylarry Veteran Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    San Antonio Tx
    Yes you can use it!! It’ll protect bear metal from rusting. 95% will get sanded off when it’s time to do a proper paint job. Also there’s several different brands of epoxy primer besides SPI, shop around!!!
    Don’t put body filler on top of that rattle can primer. Only use it on bear metal.
    Don’t leave body filler on the car unless you paint over it, it’s like a sponge so you need to seal it with something like regular spray paint.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018

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