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paint question

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Desert Driver, Mar 4, 2018.

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  1. Desert Driver

    Desert Driver Member

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    I am in the process of restoring a serias 2a and need some advice on painting/ preparation. at what stage to I use etch primer? before or after filler?
    I was under the impression etch primer was only onto bare metal and not filler but a local paint shop told me to use filler then primer, before applying final coat..
    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Extreedoc

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    Etch primer is for bare metal, don't get it confused with plain primer which you spray over the etch primer.
     
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    For cleaned-up metal I would suggest filler, then high build primer, then topcoat (x2)
    For new/galvanised metal then etch primer, high build primer then topcoat (x2) :)
     
  4. Desert Driver

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    thanks for the advice
     
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    Depends on the metal. Bare aluminium is a sod to get paint to stick to long term.
     
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