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A common request that we receive is "I need some primer". This may seem like a simple enough request, but there are many types of primers available for different tasks. Understanding what a primer is and what each primer is used for will allow you to make an educated decision into the best product for your project.

What is primer? Primer is the foundation for your paint job. It ensures better adhesion of the paint, improved paint durability, and increased protection of the surface you are painting. There are many different types of primers designed for different applications. Eastwood offers a large selection of primers to suit the needs of your project.

Eastwood Epoxy Primer - Eastwoood's epoxy primer is a great primer whether you are painting over bare metal or painting over an existing finish that is in good shape. Available in gray or black, Eastwood's epoxy primer suits a variety of needs, providing exceptional resistance to corrosion, fast build, superb color holdout and unsurpassed adhesion to bare metal substrates. This 2-part system is a must-have for any restoration project. Features the superior durability of a catalyzed system, but without isocyanates, lead or chromate. Its excellent filling qualities make it ideal for use after media blasting. Click here for Technical Data Sheet

Unlike other epoxy primers on the market, Eastwood's epoxy primer easily sands after three days without gumming up. Eastwood epoxy primer can be top-coated within five days of application without sanding. After five days, the primer must be scuff sanded before applying your topcoat.

Most body fillers may be used over or under Eastwood Epoxy Primers. A common practice is to "sandwich" the filler between two layers of Eastwood Epoxy Primer. This creates a near bullet-proof repair as the metal is protected by a layer of epoxy primer and the filler is sealed by a layer of epoxy primer. For most projects, Eastwood epoxy primer is the perfect foundation for your paint job.

Eastwood 2K Urethane Primer Surfacer - Eastwood's high-build 2K Urethane primer surfacer provides excellent color holdout for topcoats, and impressive filling qualities with the superior flexibility and adhesion of urethanes. Use over Eastwood Epoxy Primer, or over abraded factory finishes to provide a uniform surface before applying Eastwood's single-stage urethane topcoats. Used in conjunction with an etching acid pre-treatment, this 2K Urethane Primer may even be applied over bare-metal. Click here for Technical Data Sheet

Eastwood 2K Urethane Primer Surfacer - is easily block sanded after a short cure time. This product offers high-build characteristics that allow you to correct minor surface defects for a totally smooth finish.

Eastwood Self Etching Primer - Eastwood self etching primer is a true acid-etching formulation that sticks to virtually any clean, bare metal, including aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Eastwood Self Etching primers enhance adhesion and durability of most non-epoxy top coats (not to be used under Eastwood Chassis Black products or Eastwood Epoxy Primers). Available in aerosol and ready-to-spray quarts (no thinning or catalyst required), Eastwood Self Etching Primers are ideal for spot repairs. Etch and prime bare, rust-free metal in one step.

High Build Primers - In addition to Eastwood's 2K Urethane Primer Surfacer, Eastwood also offers a variety of other high build primers.

  • USC Eliminator HB - Eliminator HB is a high-build polyester primer surfacer that can be used on fiberglass, aluminum, and properly prepared steel. Eliminator HB is compatible with all automotive topcoats and meets VOC regulations. Its high build characteristics allow it to fill 36 grit grinder marks in 2-3 coats. On damaged fiberglass, Eliminator HB replaces damaged gel coat. Non-shrinking formula and high build characteristics allow you to block sand smooth waves and other surface imperfections.
  • Evercoat Slick Sand - Slick Sand is a very high-build, sprayable polyester primer that adheres to properly prepared metal, galvanized metal, aluminum, fiberglass, SMC, OEM finishes, and body filler. This product sprays on with a 1.7 - 2.2mm paint gun. Easy sanding, non-shrinking formula allows you to block sand panels smooth to correct minor surface imperfections and waves. Automotive color coats can be applied directly over Slick Sand.
  • Evercoat Feather Fill G-2 - Feather Fill G-2 is a high-build, sprayable polyester filler that can be applied over properly prepared steel, aluminum, fiberglass, SMC, OEM finishes body fillers, and 1K and 2K Self Etching Primers. Many sprayable polyester primers and epoxy primers are not recommended for use over Self Etching Primers. Feather Fill G-2 is the solution for when you need high-build characteristics over a Self Etching Primer. This product is applied with a 1.7 - 2.2mm paint gun. Its easy sanding characteristics allow for easy block sanding. This product makes a great foundation for just about any paint system.
  • SEM High Build Aerosol Primer - This 1K aerosol high build primer surfacer provides excellent adhesion, quick build properties, and flexibility when priming steel, urethane, fiberglass, aluminum, and plastics. This product is perfect for spot repairs on areas that you sanded through. Sands easily with 320 - 400 grit.
  • Spray Max 2K Rapid Filler Aerosol Primer - The convenience of an aerosol with the durability of a 2K product. This primer is a professional catalyzed product that produces results like you get from spraying with a gun. Patented can design ensures the correct amount of catalyst and primer are combined. Once activated, the can has a 24 hour potlife. This product fills and flows out well, dries quickly (1 hour), and sands easily. Use on new, clean surfaces, or over rusty areas. Can be used under 1K or 2K topcoat systems.

Rusty Metal Primers - Eastwood Rust Encapsulator - Sometimes you can not completely remove rust and need a product that will stop rust from spreading and getting any worse. Eastwood's Rust Encapsulator seals rust to provide a stable, sealed surface. Rust Encapsulator can be used over or under body fillers and is compatible with most automotive topcoats including - lacquer, enamel, and urethane. Rust Encapsulator is heat resistant to 400F, making it ideal for priming rusty engine blocks. Available in assorted colors in aerosol, quarts, and gallons, Rust Encapsulator is always handy to have in your shop.

Weld-thru Primer - SEM Copperweld is a copper enriched weld-thru primer that is designed to eliminate the corrosion that forms between welded substrates. When "lap" welding panels, Copperweld helps minimize the heat zone, thereby reducing distortion and weld splatter. This product provides excellent adhesion and the copper formula provides superior conductive properties.

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