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Date:         Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:49:45 -0700
Reply-To:     dylan <insyncro@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         dylan <insyncro@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: is primer/sealer weathertight?
Comments: To: Mike S <mikes@FLATSURFACE.COM>
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Here is my test Syncro. It had a horrible hippie paintjob until I sprayed it with flat black primer in the rattlers. Everytime we go for a spin, when I return I touch up any dings from offroading. Never sanded a thing, just keep on coating it. Not what most would do, but I am surprised as to how well the primer has stayed put. It was the 88cent per can flat black from WalMart. I spent way more on beer.


________________________________ From: Mike S <mikes@FLATSURFACE.COM> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Sent: Wed, October 14, 2009 6:12:11 PM Subject: Re: is primer/sealer weathertight?

At 05:32 PM 10/14/2009, Florian Speier wrote... >Obviously I have to redo a few things, but I was wondering whether my >assumption that primer sealer is weathertight was wrong, or if I did >the

Most primer is porous. I hesitate to say "all," as there are some, like epoxy, which aren't. A friend of mine once prepped his whole car, primered it, and left it - planning to get it painted in a couple of weeks. It was all rusted well before then. As I recall, he got so discouraged, he ended up just using rattle cans. It didn't last a whole lot longer.

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