05-25-2008, 11:48 AM
I have been chugging along on my first project and getting close to finally seeing some progress. Today I am working on a fender for my 74 trans am. Where the inner fender bolts on and where the fender bolts to the cowl and radiator support it has some surface rust on the bolt holes. I have cleaned up these spots and going to spray some epoxy primer on these areas. The rest of the paint is n good shape and I really don't want to strip the whole fender to bare metal if I don't have to. Before I go any further, is it common practice to just shoot epoxy primer then high build on these areas only so they will come up to level with the surrounding good paint? Then shoot a thinned coat of epoxy over the entire fender befor I shoot the new paint? Will the high build primer provide enough fill to level everything up? It has only 1 coat of original primer and paint now. I just want the spots that I cleaned to bare metal to blend in with the surrounding painted areas so I can get the whole fender ready for paint. Hope everyone can follow this post it was hard to put in words. Thanks!