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Rust-Oleum Automotive 12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint (Case of 6)

Rust-Oleum Automotive

12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint (Case of 6)

$28.56 /case

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Product Overview

Rust-Oleum Automotive 12 oz. Self-Etching Primer Spray Paint (Case of 6) 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 provide 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

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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

can this primer be used on an aluminum boat bottom

I'd like to use this primer on any bare metal and cover with a couple coats of Rust-Oleum boat bottom paint
Asked by: Bass
I don't know if it would work as a marine primer. That said, if the aluminum is bare, clean, shiny and rubbed with a red Scotch pad, so the metal isn't too smooth, it should adhere well. If I was going to try this, I'd use a couple coats, let dry 24 hours, use a regular Rust-Oleum gray or automotive primer, then a coat of white primer or base coat, before a color coat--all Rust-Oleum paints, of course. Might get a couple seasons of fresh water fun with a canoe, kayak or small boat. For anything else, I'd imagine a marine finish would be a better bet. I know Rust-Oleum makes an acrylic aluminum primer, but don't have any info on how that would work on watercraft.
Answered by: Monday317
Date published: 2015-09-20

Do it have to use vinger on the aluminum before I spray on this primer

Asked by: Fixingitup
The use of vinegar before applying Rust-Oleum Automotive Self-Etching Primer is not required. To properly prepare the surface for application, thoroughly clean the area to be primed with mineral spirits to remove all oil, grease, wax and dirt. Allow the surface to dry thoroughly. Lightly sand the surface with 400 grit wet or dry sandpaper. Keep the sandpaper wet by soaking it in water while sanding. Wipe the sanded surface clean when finished.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2016-04-12
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Customer Reviews

12 oz. Self Etching Primer Spray Paint (Case of 6) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
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 good for my truck good for my truck
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great on my Firebird! I'm restoring an old Firebird and this primer has been my go-to. It fills in small imperfections very well and is very easy to apply without drips. It dries very quickly and can be sanded in under an hour after application.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says it will do, adhere to metal. I needed to paint raw aluminum and other so called metal spray paints were not working, so far this seams to do the trick!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primer for metal The primer worked as it should. It sprayed easily and dried quickly.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good product Although the chrome chairs needed some lengthily preparation (per the directions on the can) the chairs turned out nice and colourful.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Self etching primer Covered well, doesn't seem to bite the metal well. Peeled in areas, even though it was well prepared prior to applying.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient primer A good, high build primer in a convenient spray can. A better value would be to purchase a quart and mix with solvent and spray. But a quart is not easy to find.
Date published: 2015-09-29
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