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  • HAROLD LINEHAROLD LINE
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    Hi Gentlemen. I just got my shipment and will be starting some items within the next few weeks. I was watching the vids and noted that Dan only applied 2 coats (1 crosscoat) of Ekoprime. I seem to recall the last time I painted doing 4 coats (2 crosscoats) of ekopoxy. How many coats should I use?

    Thanks

    Stewart SystemsAndy Humphrey
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    Harold,

    On fabric, over EkoFill generally just a cross coat of EkoPrime is good.  It does not have to be pure white for most colors.  A little grey is ok as long as it’s even and no striping or unevenness.   The exception to that is Sport Yellow.  For that color, it has to be absolutely pure white with no variation.  Also, make sure if you are on fabric, do not use EkoPoxy, only EkoPrime (after EkoFill).

    Andy

    HAROLD LINEHAROLD LINE
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    Thanks Andy. This is for aluminum. Ekopoxy over bare metal.

    Stewart SystemsAndy Humphrey
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    Yes, Ekopoxy on bare metal after etching is ideal.

    Andy

     

    HAROLD LINEHAROLD LINE
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    So just one crosscoat of ekopoxy after etch?

    Stewart SystemsAndy Humphrey
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    That is somewhat of a user preference.  It depends on if you are wanting to fill and sand, or just cover and paint.  It also varies on the technique of the painter in how much material is put down.  But as a rule of thumb, at least make the metal disappear.  If you can see through the primer, add a little more.

    Andy

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