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GregS
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From: Austin, TX.
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posted 02-15-2003 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GregS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am restoring my first mustang. I have the entire shell nearly cleaned to the point that I will be ready to prime. Has anyone ever used Eastwoods DeKote paint stripper? Should I use the same primer for the entire car inside, outside, and underside? Please help. What are the steps for priming and what type of primer should I use. Eastwood has a rust Encapsulator primer. Has anyone had any luck with this product? They say it is good for rust prevention. Please help!

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Robert K
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posted 02-17-2003 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't used the stripper but I'm a big fan of their rust encapsulator. It does a great job ! I highly recommend it.

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GregS
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posted 02-17-2003 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GregS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What did you use the rust encapsulator for? Did you use it for the entire car? It is good to use it for areas that you realy can't clean. I am curious if it will be okay to use as a exteroir body primer.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-18-2003 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That wouldn't be practical. You want to strip the metal, treat it with a good metal prep, then use a good quality self-etching primer.

Before you even get started, you should first decide which paint system you want to use and then buy all compatible materials. For example, if you decide on PPG, you'll use all their chemicals. Metal prep, primer, paint, reducer, etc..." Good to a good body shop supply store and get literature on the systems they sell. If someone else will be painting the car for you, you should find out what system they prefer.

You don't want to find out after all the work has been done and all the money has been spent that your primer isn't grabbing to your top coat well. Painting a car isn't as easy as most people like to think it is. It's a science.

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