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Primer over Bondo

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by dremu, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    so I'm starting to patch the really ugly parts of my truck prior to rattlecanning it camo.

    Sanded like crazy, patched a few low spots with nice thin coats of Bondo... and now, as I'm primering it, the primer dries a different color over the Bondo'd bits than over the metal.

    Should I:

    1. Not worry, as the paint will cover this.

    2. Do a second coat of primer, until it's all nice and gray.

    3. Give up, as rattlecan primer is just cheap and butt-ass ugly.

    (It's Rustoleum rattlecan auto primer, fwiw.)

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  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    if you went heavy on the hardener in the bondo, you should probably do another coat or 2... bleedthru can be an issue with mud.. i've seen cars a couple months after paint with spots whereever the bondo was, from bleedthru..

    if you dont think thats an issue, dont worry about it, yes, the paint will cover it.. as long as the surface sands and preps down like the rest, dont worry about it...
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Dangit ... yeah, I mighta gotten a bit happy with the red goo. I'm still working on my body skills.

    Cool; coupla more coats of primer it is. It's only a few spots, anyway.

    Thanks!

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