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Rust-Oleum Automotive 12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint
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Rust-Oleum Automotive

12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint

$4.76 /each

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Rust-Oleum Automotive Self Etching Primer promotes maximum adhesion and smoothness of the top coat on bare metal, aluminum and fiberglass surfaces. Etches and primes in 1 easy step. Rust preventive for a long-lasting finish.

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  • Oil-based formula can be cleaned up easily using mineral spirits
  • Etches and primes in 1 easy step
  • Dries in as little as 10 minutes
  • 12 oz. can provides coverage for up to 10 sq. ft.
  • Features an any-angle spray with a comfort tip for a professional appearance
  • Flat sheen for excellent adhesion of topcoat
  • Do not apply to surfaces that exceed 200°F
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations

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Customer Questions & Answers

is this an self etching primer (sealer).Can I prime with this and let stand for a few months and not have rust pop through before I applying top coat?

If not a sealer what would I have to use
Asked by: tuffy
This primer is designed mostly for aluminum. If you are painting steel Rustoleum metal primer is a better choice and should protect for several months.
Answered by: elcopat
Date published: 2016-03-24

is the quality of this Self Etching Primer hgh enough to prime parts from my 1957 chevy?

Asked by: GMAN
I would not hesitate to use this as a primer for automotive parts assuming you do the correct prep work.
Answered by: RednexToyz
Date published: 2016-08-18

will this product adhere to copper?

will this product adhere to copper?
Asked by: Frank
Happy to help, Frank! Rust-Oleum Automotive Self Etching Primer is designed to prepare bare metal, aluminum and fiberglass surfaces to promote maximum adhesion and smoothness of the topcoat finish.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-03-13

I'd like to paint my front & back door keys different colors. THe keys are steel color, but prob...

I'd like to paint my front & back door keys different colors. THe keys are steel color, but probably a relatively cheap metal of some sort. It will be difficult to get 400-grit sandpaper into the narrow grooves running the length of the keys. (About 2 mm high by 1 mm deep, with sharp 90 degree cuts for depth and height.) One of your suggestions to another question was to keep the sandpaper wet. WOuld doing that and using a toothpick to try to push the sandpaper into the grooves provide enough abrasion for your product to work? Thanks.
Asked by: Chuck
I do not think this is the correct product for painting keys. Probably easier to find colored key blanks and get new keys made.
Answered by: BigBubba
Date published: 2017-01-19
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12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This self-etch primer really bites into the metal. Give it about 7 days to fully cure. Best prime... This self-etch primer really bites into the metal. Give it about 7 days to fully cure. Best primer I have ever used!
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used this on an aluminum rudder and it went on beautifully. The question will be how it stands up... Used this on an aluminum rudder and it went on beautifully. The question will be how it stands up over time.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff sticks very well if the surface is clean and lightly sanded. This stuff sticks very well if the surface is clean and lightly sanded.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked well, good coverage. Would use it again.... Worked well, good coverage. Would use it again.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good for my truck good for my truck
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results for me! I am restoring a 1951 M38 jeep and have literally primed many dozens of small parts that had been cleaned down to bare metal. I made sure to properly clean every part prior to priming and applied the primer in temperatures ranging from 56 to 100 degrees F. The primer always adhered, dried quickly, and made a great base onto which were applied the finish coats. A auto paint shop did the final spray on the major body parts and I finished the smaller parts like brackets and lamp assemblies. Like the old lady who kissed a cow, we all have our own likes and dislikes and what is a feast for some is poison for others. To me, it is hard to beat this product and I had tried others- some costing more than twice as much!
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful I use this primer on everything from car parts to tools and especially at work. A must when painting zinc plated and galvanized metal, which regular spray primer falls off of. Also good for spot priming over silicone caulk. If you can use spray paint, and properly prep and topcoat your surface, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-02-01
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