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Epoxy Primer in Road Salt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I decided today that I will not be able to build my spraybooth this year (sob!) I am told that epoxy primer seals as good as paint..I have never left it exposed long enough to find out. anyone know how much roadsalt it will take for the rust to be a poppin' through? I should have my act in gear by spring so it would have to go through 4 months of heavy salting.

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    I have always used DP-40. IMHO I think it is the best sealer on the market. BTW why do you need a booth? If you have a garage just clean it out good and open up the door and put a couple of cheap box fans under it. Just make the floor a little damp before you spray. 90% of the dirt in a paint job comes from the vehicle you are painting so the key is to make sure it is clean before you start painting.

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  3. Cavalry

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    Thats the way I have been painting for years....Used a both last year and got the bug, now I want one! I am too much a perfectionist and dont really want to repaint the truck in another 6 months cause of some dust or a bug. Need a good quality scratch, gouge or dent as a excuse to repaint.

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    Use bacecoat and clearcoat and you can just about buff out anything.[​IMG]

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    I already bought the paint...acrylic enamel. I prefer to use one step paints. Anyone out there know about that primer question?

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    You can use DP-40 under enamal.

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    Right I already know there will be no reaction between the 2...I just need to know if it seals as good as paint.

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    I think it does. Alot of resto body shops I have seen use it when the strip cars down to bear metal. I have used it for almost 15 years and never had a problem with it. BTW I am in Pa so I see my share of road salt. A few years ago I did my dad's Toyota in the middle of winter and it had DP-40 on it for a while before it was painted and I had no problems with it.

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