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Old 02-17-2021, 05:47 PM
Stickkers Stickkers is offline
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Default Primer-What are Canadian builders using for Primers?

Hi guys, Iím just wondering what you guys are using as a primer and where are you buying it from? Thanks
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:52 PM
terrye terrye is offline
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Default Primer-What are Canadian builders using for Primers?

PPG Super Koropon

Both companies I bought from years ago are no longer in business
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:13 PM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
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Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:47 PM
Weefle Weefle is offline
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Rustoleum self etching primer ...... rattle can from Home Depot.


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Old 02-17-2021, 08:06 PM
RandyAB RandyAB is offline
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Akzo Noble from ACS mostly. I’ve sprayed some small parts with self etch. No comparison for durability. The epoxy primer is magnitudes better in that regard.
Randy P.
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RV10 - QB wings and fuse. Working on cabin top
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:05 PM
stigaro stigaro is offline
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Stewart Systems EkoPrime. Water based so it's very easy to clean up and as a result, I don't mind using it for small batches of parts. Durability seems good, especially on interior parts. Only thing I'd recommend is to go a dark color so you can see it when sprayed. I used Smoke Grey which looks too similar to unprimed aluminum and so is difficult to evaluate coverage.
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:21 PM
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Sherwin Williams P60G2 purchased at the local Sherwin Williams paint store. They had to order it in. Took about 2 days.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:56 AM
Aero_Octaveus Aero_Octaveus is offline
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Pro-Form Primer from the local Napa/Auto Body supply shop.

I've been using primarily pro-form 1K self etch primer in rattle cans for matting surfaces. Using Pro-form 2K epoxy primer for high abuse areas. RandyAB is spot on for durability..the epoxy primer is way more durable but its heavy. So use wisely.

I did an extensive primer durability test before my build (in my build log). Learned lots.
Garet Hess - Edmonton, AB
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:14 AM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
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Test primers with Av gas to check for suitability. No sense priming your wings if the first spill washes off your primer.
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