Advantages of having a wood cook stove in New York. We had the stove cranked up to 500 degrees, and then hung the freshly primed parts around it. Parts get so hot you can barely touch them. Works great. What else would you do on a cold winter day in NY!
Dan, are you a bachelor? :-} KGB
Take special note of the directions for epoxy primers. Most require the top-coat be applied within a certain time period. If not, the primer should be sanded for paint adhesion. And if you've never tried to sand epoxy primer, you're in for a treat. Stock up on wet/dry paper because it's like trying to sand used chewing gum. If you don't follow the directions, the paint won't adhere very well.
Keith, Not a bachelor, my wife is as crazy as I am.
Ken, I am familiar with epoxy primers. I use them a lot. I do wait for them to dry, then I block out all the parts again with wet dry paper. The brand that I use I have never had a problem with it being gummy, 'baking it" makes it nice and hard and blocks out well. The body is already in final paint and rubbed out, of course I had no way of heating that. I let the primer set for a few weeks before I blocked it.
Dan, you are a lucky man, my wife is not tolerant of my T escapades at all. KGB
Ok, Dan. Sounds like it's not your first rodeo. Are you using a 1-part or 2-part epoxy?
Same here Keith!
I have a great wife, but this might be pushing things a little bit.
Ken, This is the product that I use. The mix is: 4 part primer, 1 part activator.
Dan, we all love wood heat too in the Northwoods. Nothing like solid fuel heat on a cold, cold day! Just don't burn the house down as that causes all kinds of other unintended issues.
That must be really good stuff..EP-769 is more than $200/gallon.
HA HA. Here is SoCal we just put our stuff out in the sun. Supposed to be over 80 f today.
Kevin, We have two wood stoves going today. We heat our home with wood, and my wife is making a stew, cookies, and a cherry pie in the wood cook stove.
John, Epoxy primer is expensive. Everything to do with auto-body is these days. Wet dry sandpaper is over a dollar a sheet. The refinishing supplies have become a major cost component in doing a car.
Bailey, I'm super jealous, 80 f? The only good thing for us is if I had that kind of weather I would never get anything done, I would be out "T-ing". Our high today is 7 f right now and snow coming down.
It is expensive, but it is the way to do things right. I use epoxy primer on all my painting projects.
Help me understand the value of epoxy primer. My understanding is that it seals the metal better and prevents moisture from penetrating the primer and reaching the steel. But if you top coat with a quality, paint, doesn't that seal it also?
Epoxy primer has proven over the years to be a very versatile primer. From memory it was originally designed to help protect surfaces which were exposed to acids, so much so it is used to line the inside of tankers which carry acids.
Its great advantage is its adhesion ability as well as what you mentioned, sealing off moisture . It adheres better than other primers, etch primers used to be used but the EPA stepped in on them.
When plastics became a major part of car body surfaces adhesion to the plastic parts was gained by special primers for plastics, we even had several different ones depending on the plastic used. Someone then realised that epoxy primer worked better on any of them so it became the primer of choice.
A quality top coat is useless if the paint under it is poor so the way to get the best result is to use the best primer.
Another advantage of the EP-769 Epoxy I use is: it has great filling capabilities. It will fill minor imperfections and sand scratches, and does not shrink back. I do a final wet sand block out before final paint. It leaves you with a nice straight finish.