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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 06, 2004 05:41 PM  
I have a camaro street stock that I am in the process of sandblasting (very rusty) What kind of primer or paint would you recommend to protect it from rusting while im still working on it. I will still have to do some welding on the chassis so im not concerned with having a final product or color on the cage I just dont want it to rusty again.
Thanks in advance

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted November 06, 2004 09:18 PM  
if you can get a can of epoxy primer in a spray-can "aerosol", that should hold the rust off for awhile & its easy to sand off if you want to weld something.

redneck racing
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Total posts: 860
posted November 06, 2004 11:15 PM  
I use Rustoleum and mix with the thinner and hardner like you would car paint the Rustoleum ive found to keep a better finish and hold up better than car paint and if need be you can clear coat it. Eddie

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Total posts: 968
posted November 07, 2004 05:13 AM  
Just go to the Home depot and pick out a color of Rustoleum that suits you. Thin it with Laquer Thinner and spray it. Spray bombs are expensive and will take you a long time. I like mixing a little black and a little white till I get a shade of gray. That seems to look good on interiors and cages and is light enough to see any cracking. Before you weld be sure to wire wheel off the paint. After the welding is done clean up where you've burnt the paint. When I am welding I hook up the air nozzle to the compressor and blow out the flame when I ignite the paint.
Think of primer like a spray on sponge. It adheres to the metal really well and is porous enough to make the top coat absorb into that is fine unless the next few top coats it gets are falling out of dark clouds! Then you are promotong rust.

[This message has been edited by Eljojo (edited November 07, 2004).]

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 07, 2004 07:52 AM  
Thanks for the advice guys. I have used a product called vari-prime self etching primer in the past but im no longer able to purchase it in my County.
I thought about using cheap spray bombs on the chassis for now and going back with a gun and shooting the final color when I complete the cage.


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