Dupli-Color Primer Surfacer experience??

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:47 pm
Does anyone have any experience with Dupli-Color brand primer surfacer? It is advertisied as being a good high bild / quick sandable primer. It's not a bad price at $45.00 per gallon. It mixes 1:1 with thinner.

Anyone ever tried it?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:32 pm
Doesn't rate high here.
get some 2K stuff if you want top notch durability with little problems....

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:31 am
timbo wrote:Doesn't rate high here.
get some 2K stuff if you want top notch durability with little problems....

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While I realize the 2K would be the best option,...I have a gift card to a store that carries the Dupli-Color. They do not carry a 2K product. So in essence,...the Dupli-Color would be free to me.

So to rephrase my post / question,...is it useable for a one time hobby situation?

I am working on a project with a serious budget. Anyone have any experience using this product?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:48 am
It's a lacquer based primer. There's really not much else to say about it. Your paint job is only as strong as its' weakest link, this will be it. I have furniture grade lacquer primers that are stronger and more durable than that stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:01 am
If that is your only option then do what you gotta do. But Ditto what Darrell says.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:12 am
If it something you want to keep and be able to say I painted that then you need to wait untill your budget is in line with a good set of products

are you going to seal the exsisting paint job with a little epoxy first or do you plan on just putting the primer on the original paint

what are you working on and what are your plans for it

if you plan to keep it then dont use the lacquer primer
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:21 pm
Use the gift card for oil, filters, tools, etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:31 pm
Thanks guys,.....that's why I asked.

I'm not building a show car and I don't even know how long I'll keep it,..but I do want it to look nice. So,..I'll be buying some 2K High Build primer tomorrow.
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Thanks again guys

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