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was wondering how to color primer? All primer ive bought is either black or gray, when my chevelle was being painted i checked it out before it went to paint and they had a yellow looking primer how do i get this? is it mixed with paint or do i just not ask for the right stuff?

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as far as coloring primer, they dont really do it.. now as far as a primer sealer, they have some that you can color. i'd have to look up what it was, but i know you can color tone some primers.

the yellow primer you might be thinking of is just that. a yellow primer. we used nason primer for the 38' that we sprayed. they had 2 gallons there, and i didnt notice till we got home, but they were a different number. all that was was different colors. grey and yellow. no difference just sometimes might make it easier on the eye in seeing imperfections.

they also have orange and green.. the green is usually lime colored and its an etch primer for bare metal surfaces, and it stinks like royal @SS! the orange ive seen is an extremely thick primer surfacer, roll on or spray on. haha yes, roll on. easy sanding too.

i would have to say my favorite hast to be PPG's K36 high build.

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thanks Timbo, it might have been the sealer as it was about to be rolled in for paint. Does the color of primer make a differance in the paint shade? Will black primer make white have a deeper look than a gray primer for instance?

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primer surfacer no, because there is SUPPOSED to always be a sealer that goes on top.

primer sealer, yes. if you spray down a black sealer and then a white base coat, its gonna take lots of coats to cover that black to make your white pop. then just a rule of thumb... the colored surfacers, just get something thats close to the base coat. black/black, white/white, yellow/white, dark green/black or grey. or heck, im sure they even make a sealer that is any color you want.  basically the sealer is a thick base to prevent base coats, other chemicals, moisture, from reacting to the porous surfacer/body filler. and just to give you a smoother overall look.

sometimes they dont even put down a sealer before base.. like on my truck.. seeing how i wanted to do it as cheap as possible, they sprayed down a random couple colors of purple he had just laying around.. so 2 coats of that for coverage.. (now all purple, just different shade), then 2 coats of the purple i wanted. then the clear.

it just makes it a deeper, smoother, more professional paint job. not a nessessity, but worth it for show quality.

when i go back through my pickup.. which i will... (everyone thinks im crazy).. i will just sand down the body smooth how it is, purple paint and all, then just respray a sealer over it, then the same purple. ahhh.. silky smooth yes..

-- Edited by tim_bo16 on Saturday 13th of March 2010 06:29:02 PM

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When I worked a Summer at a Body Shop . After they Primer-ed a restore car . They would spray some small bit of what Looked Like Black Primer and Lightly sand it to find any high spots in the Body . Then Repair them Block Sand then Spray the Sealer .

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when i painted my Nova i didnt use a sealer, to cheap but also didnt understand why to use it thanks for all the help guys 

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