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#1467196 Mon Sep 19 2022 12:05 PM
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I have searched several post here related to Epoxy Primer and see a lot of different methods. I am stripping a bumper to bare metal in vinegar ( I have used vinegar on other parts with great success). I plan to spray with Eastwood Epoxy primer.

2 questions.
I have seen a post that states Epoxy primer needs to be "force dried" by heat lamps or in a booth. Is this true for the Eastwood Epoxy Primer out of the spray can?
I have also seen different suggestions for what to spray on over the Epoxy primer. What is the best next coat (sandable primer?) and what is the window? Do I spray within the recoat window or wait.

NOTE: I will be using rattle cans, not a spray gun.

Last edited by dgrinnan; Mon Sep 19 2022 12:15 PM.

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Epoxy primers don't need to be force dried. After 24 hours, they need to be scuffed up before recoating. The next step would be a sandable filler primer, then you can paint over that.

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Also best to select your topcoat and see what is compatable with that.


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Rattle can epoxy primer? I thought that epoxy primer was a two part product. Does the rattle can have two compartments inside?

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I’ve used rattle can epoxy a couple times. There’s a breakable capsule inside that you break with a plunger. Spraymax is the brand I’ve used.

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Yes. The rattle can has a plunger on the bottom. It has a 24 hours pot life once you activate it. I am using Eastwood. Can I spray the Sandable primer directly over the epoxy without scuffing it if I do it within the recoat window?

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Last edited by dgrinnan; Tue Sep 20 2022 11:50 AM.

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