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

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

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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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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?

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January 9, 2015
If not a sealer what would I have to use
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March 23, 2016
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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.
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March 12, 2016
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That's pretty much exactly what I did. I applied, waited a few months, then painted. But, I did a light wet sand prior to the paint. Turned out great!
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June 11, 2015
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Depends on what the piece is and how you store it. If it's going to be outside, I would guess you're going to run into trouble; it's only a primer to promote adhesion, not a protective coat. Also, I wouldn't use this stuff over rust; it's really for bare metal. Rust-Oleum has primers that can go over rust if you need to.
Using this self-etching stuff on clean bare metal indoors should be OK. If I had to Read More
Depends on what the piece is and how you store it. If it's going to be outside, I would guess you're going to run into trouble; it's only a primer to promote adhesion, not a protective coat. Also, I wouldn't use this stuff over rust; it's really for bare metal. Rust-Oleum has primers that can go over rust if you need to.
Using this self-etching stuff on clean bare metal indoors should be OK. If I had to leave it for a long period, I might want to overcoat the self etch with a regular primer or neutral color to give a bit of extra protection--but I'm OCD about this stuff... :) Read Less
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January 24, 2015
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Yes you can prime and let stand without painting its a great duck boat green color and adheres great not sure how it will hold up in sunlight though .
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January 14, 2015
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The Self Etching Primer is not a sealer and should be top coated. We advise top coating it after 30 minutes of drying. Rust will not come through the primer, however it we do not advise leaving it exposed to elements for too long before adding a top coat.
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can this primer be used on an aluminum boat bottom

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I'd like to use this primer on any bare metal and cover with a couple coats of Rust-Oleum boat bottom paint
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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. Read More
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. Read Less
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May 12, 2014
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Hi Bass,
For marine applications you will need a marine paint and primer.
Mike,
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Do it have to use vinger on the aluminum before I spray on this primer

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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This self-etch primer really bites into the metal. Give it about 7 days to fully cure. Best primer I have ever used! October 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Primer for metal The primer worked as it should. It sprayed easily and dried quickly. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing primer First time to use this product must say covers very well and like that entire can sprays out leaving none in can like other brands . January 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good coverage, quick dry and easy to use. The new line of rust-oleum is a big improvement over previous products. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. September 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your money This spray didn't last 2 seconds before it clogged and that was it. I did exactly what the directions said and this was a horrific waste of money. I then tried cleaning the nozzle to no avail. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS! August 25, 2015
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