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Easily get your project in primer and ready for body work and basecoat, saving you time and money. It goes on so smooth everyone will think the great results came from an expensive HVLP spray gun. This Basic Kit includes everything you need to get your project in Epoxy Primer and ready for bodywork - Epoxy Primer, Large and Small Rollers with Handle Frames and Trays, Mixing Cups, 2K AeroSpray for hard-to-reach spots as well as Guide Coat for finding imperfections in the body.
Basic OptiFlow Epoxy Primer Kit Details
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While the OptiFlow epoxy and urethane can be applied with any type of paint roller, the results will be far less than satisfactory and you will have poor coverage, as well as pinholes and trapped air because standard rollers are not designed for this type of coating. To get optimal results, even coverage and to limit sanding, you will need to use the rollers designed for the OptiFlow Primers. The larger 7” roller is ideal for large, flat panels such as doors, hoods and roofs. Use the smaller 6” Roller for roof edges, windshield pillars, body line contours and tight spaces where a large roller can’t fit.
Why do I need to use this primer rather than standard primers?
Both the OptiFlow epoxy and urethane surface were formulated to provide maximum corrosion protection, adhesion and topcoat durability. A proprietary under-indexing of the Acrylic Polyol’s provides the coatings with superior flowout in the roll-on application.
Do I need to start with epoxy?
If the substrate is bare steel and you are going to use polyester filler to level the surface, then yes you need to start with epoxy primer. The Epoxy will provide the ultimate in corrosion protection at this stage. If you are starting with a substrate that has well adhered previous coatings you can follow the instruction of block sanding and using the OptiFlow Urethane Primer.
Can I apply these primers over an existing finish?
Yes, if you don’t want to strip the vehicle to bare metal, you can scuff sand and use the Urethane over the existing finish as long as you are sure it is still integral and has good adhesion to the base metal.
What safety gear is needed?
Just as with any catalyzed coating you must wear the proper safety equipment- NIOSH approved respirator, eye protection and skin protection when applying the product. Refer to the product MSDS sheet for complete safety instructions and warnings.
How much sanding is needed?
The cured Epoxy or Urethane coating will require block sanding with 320 and 400 grit sandpaper. The epoxy will requires 48-72 hour cure before sanding. Both coatings can be sanded dry or wet.
How much do I need to do a car? (epoxy and urethane)
For an average mid-size vehicle you will need to purchase one Epoxy Kit and one Urethane Kit, or the Complete Epoxy-Urethane Kit.
What is the difference between this and your regular primer?
The OptiFlow Epoxy and Urethane will have the same mechanical properties, corrosion protection and durability as any high quality brand professional coating. The difference is that OptiFlow is formulated for people that do not have paint gun equipment, the skills to spray, or proper area to spray apply finishes. Plus there is no overspray or paint gun to clean up, as well as the convenience of rolling.
I’ve seen people roll on "hardware-store paints" and it looked pretty good. Why do I need this primer?
"Hardware Store Primers" are single component coatings, even the most well known brands. While you can use these products, they will not last or look good for long. OptiFlow is a high performance 2 -component, catalyzed coating that is designed for automotive steel substrates that provides an exceptional corrosion barrier to the substate and promotes superior adhesion for top coats.
What is the flash time? How much time between coats?
Flash time is 20-30 minutes depending on temperature, but as always consult label guidelines and instructions during application. Typically the second coat can be applied after 20-30 minutes.
Can I apply in my driveway? My garage?
OptiFlow coatings are designed just for that! Inside or out because you don't have to worry about getting overspray on the neighbor's
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