Recoating Question? - - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
Mechanical, Paint & Restorations Projects, restores, rebuilds? talk about them here

Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 11-04-2011, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
MTF Member
CraftsmanRestore's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 81
Images: 5
Recoating Question?

I stripped and applied DTM Epoxy Primer w. Hardener to a few pieces of a project and was wondering can I prime all the pieces now and wait until spring to spray topcoat on them.

What would be the best way to prepare the epoxy for the top coat if I wait until spring?

CraftsmanRestore is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 04-06-2012, 09:14 PM

Rusty Jones's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Near Pittsburgh, PA.
Posts: 260
Re: Recoating Question?

I would venture to say that you would probably have to wet sand the primer when you set about to color coat the parts. It wouldn't harm the primer, i'd say, because you wouldn't just paint the primer without sanding it. Adhesion is why we do sand anything prior to painting it.
Rusty Jones is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-08-2012, 01:32 AM
Resident Man Of Many Hats
s10lowrider1994's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Posts: 2,574
Images: 1
Re: Recoating Question?

I typically shoot a sealer over top of something like that if its going to be a while before it gets color. Most primer is somewhat absorbant and will suck up water causing adhesion problems down the road. A lot of that stuff acts like a sponge so I always encourage people to finish the job as soon as possible. A sealer is pretty cheap and all you'all need to do in the Spring is scuff and shoot.

s10lowrider1994 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome