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Progress on my 02 - Did some priming today


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Primed the engine bay, including top of the frame rails, entire roof, including sunroof, and the area at the bottom of the rear window. Now I don't have to worry about that rusting any time soon :)

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I had my 71 2002 in primer for a while here in oregon. In all the rain we had it started to show signs of surface rust inabout 2 weeks. I had to keep sanding it back down and reprimering. Hopefully where you are it is alittle drier then here.

Andy Rattley

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your best bet is to apply a sealer on top of the

primer, you have to sand the primer for it to stick

now. The sealer can be used later for a good base

to paint over. If done at the same time it can be

applied wet on wet right after the primer.

Michael

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thanks for the comments Micheal. The glasurit epoxy can be used as a sealer, and wet on wet was the plan if I can control my runs tendency :). At this point I just needed to protect the metal.

How do you paint an engine bay? I had the nose off and it was difficult. The experience has me thinking about how I would handle the final paint. Maybe cut-in the corners and edges and fill in the rest?

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just have to watch the hose, rest it on your

shoulder and keep it away from the fresh paint.

You may have to adjust the spray pattern and

pressure to shoot from a distance on places hard

to reach - watch for runs here. You can also adjust

the nozzle to vary the spray pattern from vertical to

horizontal, then move up and down. It can be

done, just takes a little patience. Practice on a

cardboard the effect of spray pattern width and

pressure - it is also a good idea to shoot the

masking paper first and not the car - usually you

can calibrate one last time.

good luck

Michael

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Thanks Michael. I tried the over the shoulder technique for the roof (works very well), but since you mention it, I am guessing you mean that you would shoot the engine bay from above, not trying to duck under the car and into the bay. Hmm that sorta makes sense. Less chance to bump into stuff while turning around.

I have trouble with gun adjustments in mid spray. Such as getting into corners or anywhere the gun needs to be focuses on a smaller area. I am not good enough to set the gun up for just the tight pattern, but need to reduce the trigger amount too so i have less chance to cause runs. Going back and forth is not easy for me (I need more practice, and a heck of a lot more light).

Pro's such as yourself can make it look so easy :) In reality there is a great deal of skill and experience required to do the job.

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This is one of the main reasons I am using it. It takes me so long to get from one stage of work to another, epoxy buys me time.

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I sanded my roof, hood, front fenders, etc., and primed them with 3-part urethane epoxy primer, then ran the car that way for 2 years. Car was not garaged, never really covered, though it is a Northern California situation, and was subject to constant rain for the winter months (we get around 30 inches per year in my neighborhood) and strong sun in the summer. Recently I re-sanded the roof down to bare metal, and there was _no_ trace of rust underneath this primer.

Mike

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