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cab is bare metal, waterproof primer?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by emoo99, May 15, 2005.

  1. emoo99

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    I can't afford Herc, Rhino, or X, right now and i want to make the bed water proof so i don't have to take my top on and off every time it rains, it is down to bare metal right now, i've searched and i think an exopy primer is the best because it's waterproof.. what is the cheapest epoxy primer out there? or is there something better?
     
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    anyone?
     
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    I just bought 4 quarts of Rust Bullet Automotive. Its like POR-15 but UV proof.
     
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    Yes...epoxy is waterproof.
    The cheapest I've found is Omni..made by PPG.
     
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    What about garage floor paint?
     
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    now i'm getting some ideas!!! do you think some epoxy swimming pool paint would work? :laugh:
     
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    what about that rubberized spray on undercoating stuff ive, always thought that might work well?
     
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    i actually jsut did a web search and found this stuff.. primer it's like 40 bucks a gallon but only comes in white, i was also looking at some "metal roofing primer" there all made to last, they also make rubberized pool primer..
     
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    that stuff seems awsome, let me no how it goes and iwill probably do the same thing that might even be good for painting the whole truck? :D
     
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    I'm a roofer and would keep away from the elastomeric roofing products because they don't take rubbing well. They do well against the elements but don't hold up to contact well, anything in it that will slide around or scrape against it will create problems.
     
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    hmm.. so it's garage paint or swimming pool paint..
     
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    I'd use the Rust Bullet, POR-15, or something like it. What the paint is intended to stick to is important.

    I know POR isn't cheep, but prep'd according to the directions it sticks and will not allow rust to start under it. So it's like rustproofing and seam sealer in one. Then you can put something over the top of it like boat deck paint or one of the diy bedliner kits.
     

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