View Full Version : Rattle can primer
03-19-2006, 07:20 PM
Any reason why I can't use a Duplicolor filler/sandable primer from a spray can to do a spot about the size of my hand. I'll sand it with 600 then top coat it with BC/CC. I don't plan on using any sealer. I hate to waste my regular primer and then spend all the time to clean up.
03-19-2006, 07:34 PM
I use SEM's high build primer out of a rattle can alot for small spots like that. Just finish your body work around 240-320 grit with rattle can primer instead of around 180.
03-19-2006, 08:25 PM
Nope there's no reason not to use a rattle can primer for small spots. Why get the gun all dirty.
I too use more of a bodyshop line (found at a local jobbers) than the stuff off the shelf at a auto parts store.
Using rattle can primers is not necessarilly the "wrong" thing to do but you must realize that they won't bond to the surface as well as two part primers like etch and epoxy. The only time it's "wrong" is when you expect these types of products to do as good a job as the two part products.
I believe you can get some etch primers in a rattle can but I don't know how well they bond with the surface. If you want to spray primer without a gun or compressor you may want to mix better quality materials and apply them with a Preval sprayer.
Preval Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=P2)
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