Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
What primer for bare metal tins?
In a previous post, I was convinced to go down to bare metal on my bikes tins. I'm jut about done all the prep. A few more spots to sand.( a little bit of bondo on the tank and some on the underside of the fenders)
Other than that, the tank and fenders are completely down to bare metal. Recently sanded them all with 400 grit sandpaper. Looks pretty good bare metal, I must say. I picked up some generic automotive primer at Canadian tire.(hardware/automotive/housewares superstore in Canada). Ive heard of self etching primers. So i asked the guy there and he told me the generic stuff would do just fine and not worry about spending the extra $ on the self etching stuff. I even told him it was bare metal.
So whats the deal? Do I need self etching, or will generic do? Also, I was wondering what to do about the under side of the fenders. I plan on getting some of the house of Kolor coaco pearl to paint. Does it make a difference what primer I go with based on my paint decision?
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