Prime/Paint Dash Shell

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  1. 1970FuryConv

    1970FuryConv Active Member

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    I have been using a die grinder and coarse discs to take my dash shell down to bare metal. I am planning on spray can prime & black paint. For filling small nicks and rust spots, what brand of primer do you recommend? The car is a driver. I am trying to hold down cost as much as possible. Taking it to a paint shop is not an option. Thanks for your recs!
     
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    I would use a can of etch primer first on it, then a use a can of Primer/Filler to coat it and rub back, put extra coats on the areas with pits. After rubbing back, reapply as necessary. Rustoleum will work fine in this instance. As for a top coat of black, try to find a top quality Satin black that will stand up to the suns rays.
     
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    This is what I have decided to top coat mine with 70008004965_Front_P.jpg
     
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    Hi Gary. I don't know what "rub back" means. Is that a type of sanding? Thanks, Ben
     
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    Yes, I meant sanding it back.
     
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    Thanks Gary. If there is a very small ding that primer won't completely fill, is there a filler I could use over primer?
     
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    Depends where it is. As that dash frame is highly flexible, I would hammer/dolly out the dent the best I could and then put in some All Metal filler.
     
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