When was the last time you stopped in your tracks at a car show, looked at a killer custom paint job, and thought: “That’s an incredible finish; I wonder what kind of primer they used.”
In a hot rodding world filled with custom colors, eye-grabbing metalflakes, luscious candies and pearls, and mean flat finishes (not to mention all the detailing and pinstriping out there), primer understandably takes a back seat.
Yet it’s so important.
As we showed you in an earlier post, the El Camino, which we dubbed “Project Double Take,” was used as a canvas to display many of Dupli-Color’s paint and finishing products, including its self-etching and filler primers.
Dupli-Color self-etching primer is designed to etch and prime for paint—all in one easy step. Perfect for spot repairs, it’s a must for priming bare steel and offers superior adhesion to steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and fiberglass.
Dupli-Color filler primer is designed to provide a smooth, rust-resistant basecoat that improves the adhesion and appearance of the topcoat. Ideal for most metal, wood, and fiberglass, the fast-drying sandable formula features an outstanding high-build and feather edging. It’s available in standard gray, red, white, or black to suit your specific painting needs.
Like so many of Dupli-Color’s other products, its primer can be applied easily in your home garage but offers professional results. The video below talks about the differences between Dupli-Color filler primer and self-etching primer and offers tips for proper application.