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Lazarusvan

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Location : Charleston, South Carolina
Age : 44
Registration date : 2011-02-22

Paint Question

Post by Lazarusvan on Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:30 pm

Paint is coming soon as it is almost fully in primer with the commensurate body work.

I have concerns about the paint sticking to the galvanized area as mine was flaking from contact getting in and out of the front seats. I've seen pics of other vans where the same area was flaking.

Is there any particular advice for painting galvanized areas from the paint pros out there?

Twinpilot001

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Location : spokane ,Wa.
Age : 68
Registration date : 2009-09-28

Re: Paint Question

Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:12 pm

There is paints made to cover galvanizing!!just unused on any automotive stuff! as far as i have ever known. yet someone with PPG factory likely could spread some info on this for us -specifically!

Jeremy Wynn

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Location : United States Evansville Indiana
Registration date : 2014-06-30

Re: Paint Question

Post by Jeremy Wynn on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:04 pm

auto paint stores like dupont or ppg sell a self etching primer that should be used over galvanized/aluminum or other metals other than steel.

Lazarusvan

Number of posts : 1292
Location : Charleston, South Carolina
Age : 44
Registration date : 2011-02-22

Re: Paint Question

Post by Lazarusvan on Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:57 am

Jeremy Wynn wrote:auto paint stores like dupont or ppg sell a self etching primer that should be used over galvanized/aluminum or other metals other than steel.

Thanks, Jeremy. Some of that has already been used on exposed metal areas, so I will pass it along. My body and paint man does nice work, but he is not a specialty shop, so we all learn a bit as we go.

Previous owner may have used boat paint because he said it is a nightmare to get off and he really can't sand it off as it just tears up his sandpaper in no time. So the existing paint is proven to be very durable but the galvanized area not so much.

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