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Ready to prime / paint questions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by harleycontracter, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
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    First set of body panels are in. Looking to start the assemly of some of the parts I have . Body and frame have very light surface rust. And I want to end up with a flat primer type paint as a final. I have use epoxy primer but ends up kind of glossy. I don't want that. Probably a red oxide color. Any idea as to what steps I need to do in order to start painting.Also is there a paint that will let me end up with the look that will last ?
     

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  2. jmpowie
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    you will need to spray epoxy first then your red primer color. If you just use primer it will rust in a few years. Primers let water get to the metal.
     
  3. matthew mcglothin
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    ^^^what he said . You will defiantly need to seal the metal with epoxy primer. Then coat with some red oxide for your look you want. Just did my buddy's 39 ford this way.
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  5. jick
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    Like the two previous replies.... Epoxy it all first then put whatever primer you want over that..... Looks like a nice car, it would look even better painted "properly" :)


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  6. aerocolor
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    I realize you prefer red oxide color but do use an etching primer as the first coat. Nothing else sticks better.

    I believe DTM Dupont is tintable with a maroon mix color so you might try for that. Start with the white and tint to please.

    I did my roadster in the black and it isn`t flat but closer to the e-coat semi gloss that comes on replacement panels. Very durable and doesn`t chalk like Ditzler DP series primers. Easy to clean too.
     

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  7. chico'72
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    Spray a coat off epoxy with a "slow" hardener and there would be no gloss!!
    Sand it a little and spray a color coat finished with a clear coat with a matting paste.
    You will get a suede finisch with any color you like.
    just my 2ct.

    in attach a pic of my motorbike "two tone paint job" suede an gloss.
     

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