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Primer for repainting plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by OldSchoolPSD, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Whats a good primer for repainting my plow? Anybody ever try that two-part epoxy primer?

    I want a good primer because i will probably using automotive paint on it to match the truck.
  2. trucksareford42

    trucksareford42 Member
    Messages: 35


    epoxy primer is the best wont ever rust
  3. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Ditto to that.
  4. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    use jet seal you wont regret it
  5. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,142

    Whats Jet Seal and where do you get it?
  6. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    its a sticky tack.....for automotive stuff, you primer it, then seal it, then paint it, the sealer will make the paint stick like no tomorrow, i just did a plow beast and diddnt primer it but did seal it

    this other stuff is called XIM, its supposed to be able to applied over rust as a primer and gauranteed to keep the rust from coming through to the paint layer for how many years i dont know
  7. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    sherwin williams make's jet seal
  8. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    ppg dp 50 2 part epoxy primer is good but pricey also .
  9. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    cool I'll have to check into that stuff
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Just make sure you get a good clean seal on the primer. Most plows are powder coat paint. It's hard and seals the surface. Sand blast it when you repaint ,so it gives a good surface for the primer to adhere to. If not, it may peal off the old surface. The paint is only as good as the surface below it. If you can afford it, have Imron Paint sprayed on it, the stuff is used on Fire Engines, It's hard as hell. It needs someone who knows what they are doing to shot it.