Epoxy Primer

OK… so we’ve stripped your project down to the metal…and now you have to get it coated so that it won’t rust. Well… we can help you with that too. We are pleased to offer epoxy primer to our line of services… and by the way… this is no ordinary primer. When we added a powdercoat booth and a 20′ oven to our shop we realized that we could offer to our customers the option to apply epoxy primer using our powder coating equipment. We got in touch with our powdercoat suppliers for the highest quality powdercoat primer and found what we were looking for. It was a no brainer… we went with PPG’s conductive epoxy ultra primer.

Follow Our Step-by-Step Process Below

1. Surface Preparation

We completely media blast vehicle body shell and parts after which we blow out all the blasting media.

2. Deionizing Rinse

At this point we hang the body shell or parts on a rolling rack and rinse the metal with deionized industrial water to remove blasting dust and any remaining blasting media.

3. Precoat Bake

After everything is rinsed we roll the rack into the oven and prebake the vehicle and other parts to prepare surface for coating.

4. Primer Application

Using our electrostatic powdercoat equipment we apply the conductive epoxy primer. This is done by grounding the vehicle and parts which allows the positive charged epoxy primer to cling to the metal. Areas that are difficult for conventional primer to coat are no problem for the electrostatic applied primer which easily wraps and clings to bare metal.

5. Epoxy Primer Curing

When everything is coated properly the rack is rolled into a preheated oven and is cured for 20-30 minutes at 350°.

6. Finishing Touches

Bingo… it’s finished! Once it cools off it is completely cured and then body filler and high-build primer can be applied over the Ultra Primer after proper sanding.