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Posted: July 11, 2010 By: Ramtuff

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    Ramtuff

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    I’m new to the world of painting cars, and could use some advice. I’m fixing up an old GMC Vandura (going to make an A-team van out of it), and the van needs to be stripped. The original paint is in bad shape, and I want to strip it all down to ensure good adhesion for the new paint, and I also want to uncover any hidden problem areas. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to strip, do the metalwork, then prime and paint in a short amount of time. So I need a primer that I can go back and touch up, and then scuff to get a good bite for the paint to stick to.

    I see Eastwood carries urethane and epoxy primers. I read that epoxy is great for adhesion on bare metal, but it’s a sucker to sand at a later time. A friend suggested I go with a lacquer primer and seal it before laying down the top coats. What are the pro’s and con’s of going with either lacquer or urethane?

    Thanks!

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