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Old 11-20-2011, 09:19 PM
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I was wondering whats the easiest and cheapest way to sand and primer my car? I want to do this myself so I don't have to pay that extra to have it done in a body shop..what all do i need to get?? Please if anyone out there have some advice please help out!
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if u just want cheap primer that looks half way decent just get some nason acrylic laquer primer,is this just gonna be temporary or is this for long term.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:22 AM
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Well, im sure you dont want to manually sand your entire vehicle (maybe on just small parts so you can "feel it as you sand it") I would recommend getting a a decent shop sander along with safe but durable auto primer. There are usually sales on ebay with "packages" that come with the color auto-gloss you want along with primer and spray guns(which are highly recommended, dont want to overspray or go rattle can)
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Nothing wrong with rattle can, as long as you use the right stuff. For bare metal, you want to use a self etching primer: SEM Self Etching Primer
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