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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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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

Hi can I used this to prime my computer case? Do I need to sand off old paint down to bare metal ?

Asked by: Chuck
I have painted metal computer cases with regular enamel spray paint after lightly roughing the surface with 600 grit sandpaper and then cleaning with a tack rag and alcohol. Primer should not be required unless you plan to get the case wet a lot.
Answered by: BigBubba
Date published: 2017-01-19
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Customer Reviews

12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great primer- I will not use anything else on steel I am not sure how the person who gave this product one star got the results they did. As others have said, this primer is tough! As long as the temps are in the recommended range and it isn't raining, it dries fast. It will dry just fine at colder temps, it just takes more time (like any paint). Surface prep is always key with any paint. A quick wipe down with denatured alcohol or brake cleaner does wonders for adhesion. I use this in my rockcrawler. This primer is the only retail product that I have seen that will stay on, even when the topcoat is scraped off by a rock or tree. I've been using spray paint on automotive/Jeep applications for over 20 years. All other spray primers are a joke compared to this stuff. It is the only thing I will use.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable finish I've been using this primer for coating bare metal prior to top coating and have excellent results. It adheres very well to the metal surfaces of my jeep rock rails and the top coat has yet to wear through or flake off after using the rails for climbing up into the cab.
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the hardest primers i've come across I must say ... this is one of the hardest adhering primers I've come across yet. This is a good thing..... I'm converting a utility box bed of a truck into a camper and the diamond plate steel bed was VERY rusty and flaky. I used a knot cup brush on an angle grinder to remove the rust. Cleaned the surface with Mineral Spirits, allowed to dry & sprayed the truck bed with this product in accordance to the instructions. Dried within a 1/2 hour and the next day I was able to move around on the surface. Chose this product as a basecoat for a roll on bed liner paint/product. Surface prep is key before application of this primer; clean, sand, clean & dry before spraying it on. Spray in the shade if possible. Lite coat followed by a heavier coat coat 5-15 minutes later. Took almost 3 cans to fully cover (with good coverage) a 4' x 8' area. I tried to sand off some of this where I shot it onto an adjoining surface. Using an electric disc sander with fresh 120grit, this stuff was tough to try & sand off!!!! Just went and bout the remainder of the cans my local H.D. had in stock for another project. Dried a greenish/grey color.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for aluminum I started off with an 80 grit sandpaper. Washed entire surface. Sprayed self etching primer. Next day it was easily scratched off with my fingernail. So then I sanded it down again washed it then used denatured alcohol then sprayed it again next day same results. then I gave it one more chance I washed it denatured alcohol used vinegar then sprayed it again needless to say same results this product does not work for aluminum.
Date published: 2015-10-01
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