Rust-Oleum Automotive 12-oz. Automotive Self Etching Primer Spray Paint-249322 at The Home Depot
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Rust-Oleum Automotive

Model # 249322

Internet # 202097278

Store SKU # 500563

12-oz. Automotive Self Etching Primer Spray Paint

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

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$4.76 / each
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Model # 249322

Internet # 202097278

Store SKU # 500563

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 one 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 one 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 degrees fahrenheit
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations

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Assembled Depth (in.)  2.500 in  Assembled Height (in.)  7.875 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  2.5 in  Cleanup  Mineral Spirits 
Color Family  Grays  Color/Finish  Gray 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  15  Dry to touch (min.)  10.0 
Interior/Exterior  Interior/Exterior  Inverted spray ability  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Paint Product Type  Primers 
Primer Purpose  Color Changing  Primer required  No 
Product Size (oz.)  12.0  Sheen  Flat/Matte 
Spray Paint/Stain Type  Self Etching Primer  Spray Product Type  Rust Preventative 
Surface Type  Metal  Type  Oil 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. July 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Doesn't cure. WOULD NOT USE AGAIN! I just read other reviews online after ruining our project with this product. It does not stay on and after allowing the suggested dry time, it can be wiped off with a wet paper towel. We waited an additional twenty-four hours and it is the same. It is powdery and comes out of the can spotty. September 5, 2011
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