Paint and primer,

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  1. briangearhead

    briangearhead Jr. Member

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    Ok I'm needing some advice on priming my 79 camaro .. I'm going to use contour polyester primer on the body to get nice straight edges .. But I got to thinking I probably shouldn't use this primer on hard to sand area's since it is a high build primer ... So my question is should I use just a straight spray primer for hard to sand area's ..
     
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    I see no one answering, so I will put my 60 year old out dated opinion out there.

    I really do not know, but I think you are over thinking this. In other words, I don't think it matters.

    I doubt you will even notice the difference.

    Saying primers are different is like saying oils are different. Of course they are, but does it really matter in the long run????.
     
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    Thank you for the reply ... Yes I see what your saying ... I'm just concerned that if I spray a high build primer in to spaces that can't be sanded .. Wouldn't that look terrible.. I've never used this primer.. This will be my first time painting a car .. I'm not sure rather a fine coat over these none sandable area's will be ok ... Or like I was saying maybe using a spray primer out of a can to do those tight area's..
     
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    Hopefully somebody that knows will jump in here.
     
  5. billr

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    Like Jack, I don't really know, but would suggest trying the "high-build" stuff on a sample piece. You could even make some "hard to sand" creases or pockets using some thin aluminum or steel sheet-metal flashing material from Lowe's or HD. What thickness is "high-build", like .015" as opposed to something like .003"-.005"?
     
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    The picture that I uploaded is a example of what I mean by hard to sand area's.. This is the trunk hinge on a 79 camaro just like mine and as you can see once you spray A high build primer I don't see how I would be able to sand any of it ...I could be TOTALLY OVER THINKING THIS .... But the amount of money that I'm spending on paint , body panels , and prep work I just want to do it right and make sure I know for sure when i start spraying primer that everything will be fine .. I'm very mechanically inclined and have been working on vehicles since I was knee high to a grass hopper .. But paint, and prep work is a little different story lol ... Again thanks guys for any and all comments a every bit will help
     

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    I think the thicker primer will look better on parts like that, but doing a sample is still always a safe bet.
     

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