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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:43 am
I’m starting to get ready to paint my Factory Five ‘33 Hotrod fiberglass body.
I’m not going to be using an epoxy primer, just a 2K high build urethane primer.
I’d like to shoot the whole car with primer before color. It will take me weeks to get everything in primer. How long can I keep it in primer (in the garage) before I shoot color?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:29 am
A long, long time if you keep it inside, dry, and away from the sun.
You will have to sand it just before painting.
It would be better if you used an epoxy sealer coat before storing.
And even better if you also used a epoxy sealer coat just before painting.
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(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Thanks for the info.
I’ll look into it.
Not being an autobody/painter guy by trade I was trying to keep the number of time I have to spray the body.....less chances of screwing up.
I’ve painted a few bumpers and a fender in the past which came out very good.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Get the best of both worlds. I am using this right now.... https://tamcopaint.com/collections/prim ... oxy-primer
Here is my current build thread....go to the last page of it.....
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=27971&start=0
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:42 pm
DarrelK wrote:Get the best of both worlds. I am using this right now.... https://tamcopaint.com/collections/prim ... oxy-primer
Here is my current build thread....go to the last page of it.....
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=27971&start=0


Darrel, how do you like that new HB epoxy from Tamco?

I just ordered a couple of quarts from them the other day during their 7/4 sale and it should be here next week.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:50 pm
I'll tell you....so far I love it. I've shot my fair share of Slick Sand, Featherfill, and PPG K38 and on and on.... This stuff goes on thick and flows and flows. If you look in my truck thread you can see I hammered it pretty hard with my 6 stage turbine setup and I barely got one run in it. And the best part was the return call I got from the Tamco tech. guy. He said, "You can sand it today, sand it next week, or ten years from now!" Works for me....doing some real world driving here and there to check for cracks. After that we'll block it down real good, fine tune with some glazing putty, hit it again with the epoxy, and final sand before going on to base. And it sands so easy.....
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