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slow_c1500

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I should mention that Ive already started priming parts of the truck with rustoleum filler/sandable primer rattle can, do I have to worry about certain types of basecoats not being compatible with this primer?
 

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Definitely should be concerned about the off the shelf primer. It doesn’t sand well wet or dry that I’ve found and tends to curl up and lift more than sand flat. If you don’t have easy access to a air compressor with enough cfm for a a spray gun go to your local automotive paint store and ask for their 2k primers and sealers in aerosol cans. And get the shelf brand name primer off the parts and re-coat with 2k product.
 

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Definitely should be concerned about the off the shelf primer. It doesn’t sand well wet or dry that I’ve found and tends to curl up and lift more than sand flat. If you don’t have easy access to a air compressor with enough cfm for a a spray gun go to your local automotive paint store and ask for their 2k primers and sealers in aerosol cans. And get the shelf brand name primer off the parts and re-coat with 2k product.
Ive found that it sands fine, and even if its not totally perfect it doesnt really bother me. But is it compatibe or not compatibe with certain kinds of basecoats?
 

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I'm no body guy, but from listening to the pros I've learned that from bottom up you need to use the same line of products. There's no magic formula to DIY a $10 paint job, and there are plenty of ways you can dork it up by switching product lines.
 

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I just ordered High Teck GM Victory Red and clear coat, they are both urethane. Just for fun i might test on a junk panel if rustoleum primer works with the basecoat, but if not, I'll just get primer from High Teck.
 
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