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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 10-23-2019 02:31 PM 277 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2019 02:31 PM

I use the 1,2,3 primer they sell and home depot if you know the one I’m talking about. Does anyone know any better primers for applying to metal (steel)?


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#1 posted 10-23-2019 06:57 PM

Corroseal
Totalboat
Rustoleum
Krylon.

In that order.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#2 posted 10-23-2019 07:09 PM

I rarely prime. Just a good wipe down with a mild phosphoric acid solution followed by acetone.

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Brad

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#3 posted 10-23-2019 07:30 PM

Patrick – what is the project ?
will it be outside or inside ?
there are many, many types of primers for different applications.
for instance: are you doing a boat trailer or metal legs for a coffee table ??
a little more info would be most helpful.

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#4 posted 10-23-2019 08:06 PM

Shelves wall 90° brackets, screw heads, steel tubing, link chain, Mason jar tops

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#5 posted 10-23-2019 08:30 PM

wow – that is quite a list.
some of those items may have chrome or electroplated finish.
not too many primers stick well to that.
steel tubing: raw finish or galvanized ? there is a specific primer for each.
link chain the same: there is raw, unfinished chain as well as galvanized or brass plated.
mason jar lids: not sure, but I think there is a clear baked varnish finish over the gold color.
the closet thing you can get for a “one size fits all” type of primer would be
an automotive self etching gray primer. found in the autoparts store such as
Auto Zone, Discount Auto, O’Reilly’s, NAPA, etc.

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#6 posted 10-23-2019 11:35 PM

I use the rustoleum brown primer on metal.

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#7 posted 10-24-2019 03:29 AM

I use the Ace hardware version and I haven’t had any issues. Cast iron, steel machines stands, etc.

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