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Technical Full Kustom with lead.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by The Rabid Whippet, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Hello after being gone for over 5 years. Im back !! So Im about to spray an Epoxy primer over the body that has alot of lead on it. Is there anything that works better or worse as a DTM over lead. 93279849_10158108075832726_4741008656236019712_o.jpg 68324796_10157372734372726_4459978169985794048_o.jpg 34716285_10156370786527726_3488689071390195712_n.jpg 46446112_10156746399122726_6365188081527554048_n.jpg 46800580_10156763532802726_4601025883828912128_n.jpg 46453287_10156749015267726_1793111827756875776_n.jpg
  2. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
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  3. loudbang
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  4. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    from Oregon

    The shot in bare metal makes it stand out . :cool: I can appreciate your efforts.
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  5. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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    from wareham,ma

    Your an artist.
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  6. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
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    We used to just shoot lacquer primer right over lead. But that was then....
    I do know that what ever you use make sure the surface it squeaky clean.
    I would look at something like Evercoat feather fill 2 part primer. If you can track down K13 on here he might be able to help. He works for them and knows the products very well..
    p.s. Beautiful work!
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
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  7. 31Apickup
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  8. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    Beautiful car now, going to be amazing with paint.
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  9. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Your work looks awesome.
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  10. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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    WOW, your metal work is amazing! Almost too nice to cover with paint;)

    This may sound stupid (consider the source) but how about scuffing the entire car with 320 and get a nice satin finish. Then a wire "cup" brush in an electric drill, and "engine turn" the entire car...clear lacquer and it's done.

    Yeah, I know it's a really stupid idea...also if you need more stupid ideas in the future, feel free to PM me:eek:
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  12. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
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    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    If you can do lead work like that you know how to clean and prep the surface . Apply the epoxy primer and I would let it set and cure a week or two to make sure there is no problems , scuff the surface and apply what ever primer surfacer you prefer and block for paint. If someone talks you into etch primer you will regret it! Lead does not like it! Larry
  13. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Tamco 5300 series dtm primer with rust inhibitor would be tits there. No need to epoxy. Fills and sands nice too.
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  14. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Damn that's nice.
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  15. Gonna be one heck of a custom when you getter done
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  16. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
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    Ditto on the etch primer. DO NOT USE IT OVER LEAD.
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  17. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    I definitely prefer epoxy over other DTM's. Many DTM products are hybrid urethanes, and in my experience, epoxies have a stickier resin, and adhere better, so over lead, it's better. You can also put a bit of filler or glaze over them to perfect the surface. I even use it to seal up old brazing repairs, so I can fill over them without the filler touching the brass (the hardener in filler can oxidize the brass)
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  18. 50 Merc Man
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    50 Merc Man

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  19. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Where I have seen guys have trouble with paint over lead work was where they weren't thorough enough or didn't use the right method to clean the area before applying the primer. One case was a friend who is a well known custom car guy in the pnw (only does/did his own cars) who had plenty of experience with lead work but missed a small spot and ended up with the paint blistering in that spot.
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  20. I have nothing to add with regard to your specific question...but do admire your custom eye for what looks right and your leading skills. Car is going to be a knock out!
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