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Username Post: whats sealer ?        (Topic#358347)
995jim 
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995jim
Loc: Ohio
Reg: 12-17-06
10-07-19 04:27 PM - Post#2777295    

hi, Is epoxy primer considered a sealer or is there a specific product sprayed on that is called a sealer and what point is the sealer applied?
thanks jim

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 




wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
10-08-19 05:54 PM - Post#2777412    
    In response to 995jim

Sealer is essentially a thinner version of primer. It’s applied right before the base coat or color is applied. if you have a car that is fully primed or has no primer spots at all (as in a repaint where no body work was needed) and if the primer or existing color coat hasn’t been sanded through, you don’t need to use sealer if prepped with a fine enough sandpaper. My El Camino needed no sealer because it was fully primed and I sanded the primer with 400 grit to get rid of the orange peel and followed that with 600 grit.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
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lone star 
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Reg: 08-24-08
10-11-19 05:01 AM - Post#2777635    
    In response to 995jim

epoxy primer, when reduced can be used as a sealer before basecoat. all sealer does is make the surface uniform in color to prevent bleed thru from feathered edges of filler/primer/bare metal. it helps with coverage of the basecoat, especially in metallic paint jobs.



 




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