It would be an understatement to say that priming and techniques to prime are controversial. But it seems that even though I probably do not need to prime given my current location, it will help the resale value.
Van’s uses Sherwin Williams P60G2 on their builds and has a great article on the longevity of the Sherwin Williams product. Even though this will be what they apply for the quickbuild wings, I will be using Stewart Systems EkoPrime product though for a couple of reasons:
- Water based product so hopefully less nasty to work with
- One part product (no catalyst) so hopefully easier to work with
- Recommended that it is thinned to 10% and use a 1.4m paint tip
Brandon wrote a great post on VAF about experiments with acid washing & scuffing. Later in threads there is also talk about the DeKups too.
Allan Glen post has good information on using EkoPrime as well (and a link to RV8SA Youtube Video on his process.
- Use EkoPrime for interior priming
- Prepare surfaces with a light scuffing & bon ami cleaning
- For surfaces that will be highly trafficked, use EkoEtch and Scuffing
- Get a Rockler paint mixer
- For the interior, shoot a top coat (probably EkoCrylic)
- Use the 3m PPS system
- 35-50 psi on the gun
- Fan adjusted 1/2 turn from closed
- Volume adjusted 1.5 turn from closed