Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Washington State
I am close to the point of applying primer to my 65 convertible. The car is originally rangoon red and that is the color I want to have it painted.
Do I want to apply a grey primer to the body? yellow?
Does it matter? What brand should I use?
The car will probably sit in primer until next year sometime when I have the funds to take it to a paint shop for final prep/primer/paint.
Do I need to spray on the primer? Can I brush it on (since this is the 1st coat to seal it for the next year).
I don't really have a good place to spray primer.
Is there a brush on type that would work as a 1st coat or is that a bad idea?
Any help would be appreciated. This is the 1st time I have had to prime. All I want this year is a good coat that will last until I can get it to the guy who will finish.
But I obviously want to apply it correctly so it doesn't have to be removed and re-done during the final prep process.
1965 C-code Coupe (restored) C4 auto, Black w/ Black standard interior
1965 A-code Convertible (in process) 4spd toploader, Rangoon Red w/ Black deluxe interior
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