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Old 07-27-2010, 09:24:38 PM
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How long should I wait between primer and the first coat of paint?
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What kind of primer and what kind of paint
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READ primer directions! Also, prime a hidden area or waste paper, and test for compatability between primer and paint. While painting parts for a fire truck, we found that the paint crazed the primer, ruining the painted surface. It had to be stripped down to metal and be redone in compatable materials. Most primers need 24 hours, in an area with less than 30% humidity. If the area is humid, rust may occur under the paint layer.

Primer is just that - a surface that is condusive to paint adhesion. It makes for a better surface for paint to stick to, than bare metal or whatever undersurface you have. It does NOT seal the surface, or protect it in any way. If the surface that is primed gets wet, it must be sanded back to bare metal, or rust will occur. Only paint will seal the surface from moisture.

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Default Re: Primer to Paint

Well.. that surely narrows It down for me.. Im using john deere paint so I may as well use john deere primer.
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Default Re: Primer to Paint

any primer and paint without a catalyst is truely a waste of time and money, period............
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