This was the aerosol I was advised was epoxy primer so bought 3 cans to use to cover each area after I’d cleaned it,
Guess I’ll be sanding that back to put some of the Lechler on then.
Thanks for all the advice as always guys
Slowly removing the old paint from my VW Beetle shell as taking it back to bare metal and trying to do it right by putting Epoxy Primer on before then doing body filler work.
So far I’ve just been using Novol Under 395 Epoxy Primer in 500ml aerosol cans as only working on it at a weekend, but...
This I why I wanted to ask experiences and opinions. If other people’s experiences and opinions, are that using this process is actually going to cause me more work than just sticking with the flap discs and sandpaper, then I’ll stick with how I’ve been doing it so far
It’s looking good.
I wish I had the budget to get it media blasted professionally or acid dipped etc, but having to do it all myself.
I’ll probably stick to using paint stripper and flap discs on the panels, but wanted a way of being able to get to the hard to reach areas underneath
Yeah I guessed it was going to be a slow process, but thought it might be easier to clean the areas harder to reach using flap discs.
Also for media, I’ve read about people using kiln dried paving sand but this can also block up if not thoroughly dry.
Could fine iron silicate be used for wet...
I’ve seen a few threads on here about this and quite a few mixed opinions and thought I’d ask opinions for myself.
Basically I’ve got my 73’ Beetle 1303 shell that I sprayed a few years ago in Cellulose paint and used a hard wearing paint underneath. At the time I had limited knowledge and...
Appreciate all the feedback guys.
I’d seen someone posted on another forum about just taking the edges and then bonding the middle where they meet, but I’ll be honest I wasn’t sure that would really be strong enough.
I’d just thought of spot welding along taking my time with a piece of copper...
Just asking a bit of advice as I’m looking to replace the inner and outer lower door panels on my classic beetle.
Appreciate all this input and opinion guys and to be honest makes perfect sense to seam seal over primer, I just didn’t know if it’d adhere well which is why I never had going by what I had been told... but moving forward will be priming the bare metal first as a future preventative manner
I have waxed it as well which as you say isn’t as abrasive and found it doesn’t appear to “take some of the paint” with it so I have done this as well.
As I say, it’s only cos I’m going to be spraying it again I thought I’d ask if there was a better alternative or if I’d done anything wrong :D...
I was always told too from people in the past, but stumbled across quite a few threads saying the opposite which is why I thought I’d ask.
Also whilst asking, does the same apply to filler? Better applying to bare metal or over primer?
Been reading a few posts on here and seen quite a few saying that bare metal should be primered first then the seam sealer put over the top, yet years ago I was told the other way round so this is new news to me :doh:.
I’m in the process of doing body repairs on my Beetle project. So I’m...