REFLECTOR: priming "how to"?
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Tue Jan 8 06:56:00 CST 2008
Darn! And I was hoping that with today's weather winter was finished!
From: "Grigore Rosu" <grigore.rosu at gmail.com>
Date: Monday, Jan 7, 2008 11:17 pm
Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: priming "how to"?
To: "Velocity Aircraft Owners and Builders list" <reflector at tvbf.org>Reply-To: Velocity Aircraft Owners and Builders list <reflector at tvbf.org>
Since in IL there will be a few more months of temperatures below 75F, a primer that can cure at lower temperatures could probably make more sense in my case. Searching aircraftspruce, I found the following one:
STITS EPOXY PRIMER WHITE EP-420/EP-430
It cures at temperatures down to 35F!
Do you think this one may work well, too? If you see any drawbacks in using it please let me know; I can just wait a few more months and then apply the more common awlgrip 545.
On Jan 7, 2008 5:40 PM, Steve Goldman <steve at fatcatair.com> wrote:
> Al Gietzen wrote:
> > These primers are 'sandable', and you will need to sand to about a 400
> > grit finish before putting on a top coat. However; it is good to leave
> > unsanded until you are ready for final paint because once you sand off
> > the gloss surface it is more likely to absorb contaminants (like oil and
> > finger prints) that are diffictult to clean up. You are likely to find
> > that for a first coat over fiberglass you may want to first use a 'high
> > build' primer to fill pinholes and surface imperfections. You can use
> > either a good urethane or expoxy primer for this coat. Most of this will
> > get sanded off before applying the final coat of expoxy primer.
> So I'm curious what high build primers people have used other than
> Smooth Prime. I'm thinking based on what I've read that I don't want
> to try and use Smooth Prime here in a high humidity state.
> Steve Goldman
> '77 Tiger N28531
> Velocity XL5-RG (T-2880hrs)
> Pittsboro, NC (9NC8)
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