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Old 02-17-2021, 04:47 PM
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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, 05:52 PM
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Default Primer-What are Canadian builders using for Primers?

PPG Super Koropon
http://www.ppgaerospace.com/Products...terior-Pr.aspx

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Old 02-17-2021, 06:13 PM
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:47 PM
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Rustoleum self etching primer ...... rattle can from Home Depot.

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Old 02-17-2021, 07:06 PM
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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.
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Old 02-23-2021, 02:05 PM
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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, 02:21 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, 12:56 AM
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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.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:14 AM
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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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