Automotive paint primers serve a variety of purposes. Depending on which type you use, primer can offer corrosion-resistance for your sheet metal, provide the necessary adhesion for your topcoat, fill in or cover up surface imperfections, and ensure a nice, even finish for your paint job.

So which type of primer is right for your project?

This latest installment of our Automotive Paint Guide covers the most common types of primers: epoxy primer, self-etching primer, and high-build primer.

Unsure of how much paint and primer you actually need to buy? Use this Paint Volume Guide from Summit Racing’s tech experts.

With help from the guys at Summit Racing, you’llĀ better understand the purposes of each type of primer and learn which primer might be right for your specific application. You’ll get some valuable tips to make sure your primer application goes smoothly.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.