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09-11-2006, 10:18 AM
Ive got a qt of dupont basemaker b/c and a qt of chroma clear.the engine block is clean and not primed can i shoot the b/c over the bare cast iron block or will i have to primer? Can i use rattle can primer? Thanks mikey
09-11-2006, 01:36 PM
You'll need a good foundation so it does'nt flake off, so use a good epoxy primer then apply paint within the application window the epoxy allows.......best of luck
You should prime first but rattle can primer isn't a good choice if you want it to last. You should purchase a good epoxy primer and activator, clean the block with grease and wax remover then prime. If you use a good epoxy primer you can paint it within the recoat window and not need to sand between priming and painting.
If you don't have a spray gun you could mix the primer and activator then put it into a Preval Sprayer (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=P2) to prime the block.
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