Does Primer Have To Be Sprayed Before Painting a Car?


  1. Godsone June 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    THANKS!!! That is something Ive always wondered about! 🙂

  2. The88katana600 June 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    if you sand through the clear coat I would prime over that. I have had the paint wrinkle were it was sanded into the base color, and not primed, or I would at least add some hardener to the base. I use what ever clear I'm using hardener. just my 2 cent's

  3. Travelingman 1980 June 21, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for primer clarification, I was bloody confused too. If your vehicle's clear has dulled and you want to get that new look back, do I sand back with 600 grit and lay down the colour and clear again, or just lay down the clear after sanding with 1200grit? I find your channel the most informative for newbies like me.

  4. iron sheik June 21, 2017 at 12:45 am


  5. E. June 21, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Can u do a video about the sealers

  6. ralph cap June 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Do you wet sand or dry sand with 600 to re-spray a car after sanding do you use wax and grease remover or do you just wash the car ty

  7. Michael Teel June 22, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Hey I love your videos they are so informative!

    I actually had my car keyed from front to back. Is there anyway you can help answer a couple questions since I will have to paint it myself.

    1.) The scratches are deep not just surface scratches so how far would I have to sand down and do I need to use body filler?

    2.) If I do sand it down what grit should I start with and end with?

    I did make a video of the damage of the vehicle if you can help me I can send you the videos I uploaded them onto youtube. This would be very helpful. I just subscribed to your channel!

  8. Oli Oli June 22, 2017 at 3:33 am

    If I have new metal that is shipped "primed" do I need to do anything other than sand and clean?

  9. SuperSonicSpeedGuy June 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Is 'primer surfacer' the same as filler primer, over here in UK?

  10. Michael David July 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Yes because it shows up imperfections.

  11. TSSA Brasil July 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Is the epoxy primer developed for direct metal? Or I need to use the Wash Primer before spray it on the metal? I'm working on a job including the weld fusion repairs.
    The PU primer can be used on the top of epoxy primer for fill imperfections?

  12. E Zapata July 13, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Listen here, Primer is more than rust protection and filling sand scratches. Primers main purpose is for paint adhesion, paint and urethane seals the primer adher to the metal keeping the sealed.

  13. Doug Pollock August 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Should I apply my body filler (bondo) to fill my small dents etc, first then spray my epoxy primer or reverse order? My car has been sanded down to the bare metal.

  14. booba loo August 21, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Thanks, Donny. You saved me a ton of work.

  15. david wilkinson September 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    well said my friend,got a bit bubbly corrosion on my bonnet dors it need fillers or putty primer?cheers

  16. Steve W October 27, 2017 at 12:37 am

    COuld yo do another video on that color hiding topic with primer sealer. Like when would you use it? Sanding down a black car and repainting white, would that be a good time to use it? Or what circumstances would a primer sealer be advantageous with respect to a color change of a vehicle.?

  17. Nperez1986 December 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    So after doing my body work on a white car, I sprayed grey primer (primer filler) and etching primer (before the primer filler for the small bare metal spots). I'm painting the car white as it's the factory color…half my car is grey from primer and other is OE white…do I just white paint over the grey primer areas first then paint the 2-3 coats on the car? I'm trying to make sure the grey won't "show" thru?

  18. Rock&Roll December 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Yes it show mistake like dirty spot and mistake, imperfection in your paint. Also if you over sand it will show uneveness in paint, like high spot or low.

  19. Kenneth Stalley March 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Once the Primer Surfacer is applied do I have to paint over it with the base coat within 72 hrs…? or is it a problem, because I can't top coat it within that 72 hr. Max time limit..?

  20. Kenneth Stalley March 10, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Donnie… Did you get my question below..?

  21. gonzo7188 March 11, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Quick question ok from metal to paint is exactly what process. 1 self etching primer sand 2 primer again sand 3 paint wet sand the clear and done?

  22. cryingmushroom47 March 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

    what grit to use before applying base coat over previously painted surface? im worried 800 is to low and it will show through.

  23. TOM Vlogs April 27, 2018 at 7:25 am

    I was looking for a straight answer thanks man took me three days just to get a straight answer out of

  24. Stanley Schaffer August 8, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Excellent presentation and explanation. Thank you for your expertise.

  25. Dethklok August 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    This helps! Im about to paint my 85 dodge w350 and that saves me alot of time!

  26. Victor Torres January 27, 2019 at 1:28 am

    What if i just have small chips to the metal?

  27. Ken Switzer February 17, 2019 at 3:34 am

    The type paint on the vehicle needs to be known and select appropriate paint to use. Great job.

  28. CHIDEX KOFI June 7, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Pls can I spray (2k clear coat) on top of (2k base coat) I need your answer

  29. Alon S. June 26, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    How would you go about fixing that?
    Do I need to sand anything before starting?
    And on which parts do i apply the base coat & clear coat?

  30. May day June 30, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Another good reason for primer, is if you have very different color patches, for example you replace a fender with green paint and the rest of the car is silver, green will act like a dark base when you paint, so it will be harder blend it in to the rest of the car evenly, better to primer is gray before you paint.

  31. Joe Thurman August 3, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    So ideally order of operations for a simple paint job and dent repair with filler would be?
    1) scuff whole vehicle with 400-600 grit.
    2) take any spots that require filler down to bare metal with 80-120 grit. Apply filler.
    3)shape the filler and primer only that area.
    4) sand that primer with 4-600 grit
    5) clean and ready for paint?

  32. hiccup22 August 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    thank you!

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