Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

The Building blocks of a High Performance Finish

Every great paint job starts with a great foundation. We take special care to make sure the etching and epoxy primers are done properly because these are the most important steps to ensure a great, long lasting paint  job.

After the car is masked, the etching primer is applied, the gold color you see in the third photo. This bonds to the bare metal and gives everything that follows something to stick to.

The black coat in the next photo is the epoxy primer. This step bonds to the etching primer and seals the car to prevent rust. It also provides adhesion for the high build primer that follows next.

The high build or high solids primer, the gray coat you see in the last two photos, is used to make the body laser straight by filling in tiny imperfections in the body. Most of this primer will be sanded away during the blocking process that follows.

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