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    Hello all, I have been pcing for about 6 months now. Nothing real serious but now some other customers want some pcing done.

    Normally I dont use primer at all. I simply sand and or blast, degrease, dry in the oven then spray powder and bake. I have been getting pretty decent results but when I spoke to a local pc shop they say I should prime everything.

    Searched the forum and didnt see a whole lot on primer. What are your thoughts and procedures?

  • #2
    Re: Newbie ? on primer

    I use primer only for steel parts ( zinc primer)
    to gave it an extra corrosion resistance.
    I don't see why use it on anything else .

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    • #3
      Re: Newbie ? on primer

      glossy dark colors really show the tiniest defects. priming the base or using a different color base coat GREATLY reduces those defects from occurring. I use primers or base coats on most everything, not always though.
      SouthWest Powderworx
      Tyler Nutter
      5054803934
      www.swpowder.com
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      • #4
        Re: Newbie ? on primer

        Tyler, what are you using for Primer/basecoat? Been getting alot of .....Black requests lately, and know exactly about the surface defect thing LOL. But I aint smoothing a new set of checkerplate running boards, or box rail caps, clients would think I was insane for labor charges
        Dan Pesonen
        Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
        Forest Grove, BC Canada

        Personal motto:
        "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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        • #5
          Re: Newbie ? on primer

          I use zinc rich primer sometimes but mainly I use satin black or gloss white as base coats. I cure them around 1/2 to 3/4, & depending on the piece shoot the main coat around 130 deg or let it cool, sand it & then apply the main coat. it helps reduce orange peel on glossy colors as well. I always apply my sub-sequent coats with my Wagner with the voltage @ 30 & full current.
          SouthWest Powderworx
          Tyler Nutter
          5054803934
          www.swpowder.com
          myspace/swpowder
          [email protected]
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