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Old 03-27-2019, 02:49 PM
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I have my 72 all stripped. I have a gallon of Slick Sand for the primer. I plan on using that when i am ready to paint it. Right now I need a primer that drys fast so I can "see" what the body work I did looks like. I have used duplicolor spray primer but would rather use something else. Most of this primer will be sanded off.
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If your car is striped I would recommend sealing up the glass. The options are to put gel coat on it or epoxy primer.
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Evercoat Finish sand is a better product. I has a fair amount of Talc in it and will correct any small problems in the body. You could burry a dime with it.

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if you want to see want your body work looks like - wet it
Wet it with a sprayer with a wax and grease remover......or water......
Are you using guide coat?
I wouldnt spray bomb it......you dont want a 1k primer on your body work
After you like your body work
polyester primer of good quality.
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If your car is striped I would recommend sealing up the glass. The options are to put gel coat on it or epoxy primer.
I plan on doing that after the body work is done.
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if you want to see want your body work looks like - wet it
Wet it with a sprayer with a wax and grease remover......or water......
Are you using guide coat?
I wouldnt spray bomb it......you dont want a 1k primer on your body work
After you like your body work
polyester primer of good quality.
Yes I have done that. Maybe I will go back to that.


I just want something to spray on and it drys fast.

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I do not spray OR apply anything on the raw body when I am checking for any irregularities in the body. I use my sense of 'feel' and my eyes for the minor glitches that my hands cannot feel. Once the panel has been primed...then YES..I use wax and grease remover to find the areas that need specific attention.

IF you want to spray anything on the body to check the body...all I can say it that whatever you spray on it...should be completely removed PRIOR to you applying any epoxy primer or polyester primer...due to it will more than likely be a 1K spray product that can create problems if left on the panel.

Proper blocking techniques and using the 'Dry Guide Coat' product from 3M may aid you....but it also needs to be removed.

I have seen some guys who shoot black epoxy on the panel and then go in and block it and do any repairs they need to that they missed and apply the epoxy again. Seems like a waste of product adn time ...but I guess whatever works...but as you know the epoxy does not dry fast.

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