Spraying Primer – Avoid These Mistakes When Spraying Primer on a Car – DIY Auto Body and Paint


  1. Casey Fuler April 1, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Good tips thanks man.

  2. Rs2000mk5 April 11, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Wanting to paint my engine bay. Your videos are a real big help. Thumbs up

  3. highdesertworkshop April 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I painted and did body repair back in the 60s and 70s but materials are different now and I haven't kept up with the technology, Your Videos are a great help. Thanks.

  4. Rahul Jones April 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    It would be really great if you have a playlist which covers every step from stripping the paint to repaint and polishing. Love your videos. 😉

  5. bogus455 May 17, 2016 at 6:43 am

    i have a question , I spray epoxy primer..should i spray a 2k primer top of it?? .primer all place or just on top of the filler?? im confuse to use primer.

  6. M Sanchez May 19, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Another mistake I was always taught was that "overmixing" could cause the primer to kick much faster. Thank you for doing what you do to help the people that simply don't know how any of this works. Wish this was available 10 years ago I had to go to a technical school or get yelled at by an older tech just to learn something. This would've been much easier.

  7. Tubergen MotorSports June 2, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Thanks again Don.

  8. Joseph Higgs June 22, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    The audio on this was perfect. Many are simply too low volume or include so much background noise that it is difficult to understand them.

    I don't know what is meant by 'Use a gun in the 1.6-1.8 range for primer; 1.3-1.4 range for base coat'. Clearly I'm not among the unwashed regarding spary painting!!

    Is that gallons per minute, meters per second or some Klingon measurement of which I am unaware?

  9. Joe Mamma June 26, 2016 at 8:06 am

    looks like a waste of money and steps….surfacer?…why not just use that?

  10. nick moore July 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    excellent videos, very informative""

  11. kerry neville July 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    thank you best video on paint very thorough . GOD BLESS AN DONT STOP.

  12. Mark Benoit July 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I had that same problem with the cups so now when I press the top on I pull it out and check that's it's on all the way before I put the black cap on.

  13. nunya your business July 20, 2016 at 2:41 am

    good video poor water filtering will mess it up too

  14. raja jani August 5, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Excellent job. Sir, I painted my car's bumper, but it's made wrong color. So how I can repaint my bumper? Shell I need to remove clear or paint, and what no of sand paper I need to remove it and how please. I am not professional. Thank you

  15. Max d'Estries August 18, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Great video, thanks.

  16. rusty watts August 26, 2016 at 5:59 am

    what grit do you sand the primer with before laying paint.

  17. Alejandro Gonzalez September 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Do i need to use an acrylic sealer if im using a high build primer such as nason select 2k?

  18. Alejandro Rivera September 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Bad Ass Video. Helpful To Da Max. Fuckn Awsome Endin Words.

  19. Nick Beat September 10, 2016 at 2:16 am

    is the surfacer just a sealer

  20. DRIVEMODE 24.7 September 12, 2016 at 2:10 am

    so is it bad if one would use a spray can primer and just straightforwardly spray on it on the car without the epoxy primer?

  21. YooToobModerator September 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I wonder how you know the filler is smooth enough before you put on the primer.

  22. Chris Chu September 26, 2016 at 1:45 am

    whats the matter with the background noise/music?

  23. Rocky Riddell October 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Very helpful information, thanks.

  24. Bob Green October 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Can you spray primer one day come back next day break it open let it sit than spray your polyester surfacer on before the 72 hours?
    Would that help reduce solvent pop?
    Love your videos, thanks for sharing your knowledge

  25. Ambassador of Corruption November 4, 2016 at 10:48 am

    13:31 mexican road

  26. geroge friesen November 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    can I add paint right after the epoxy or do I have to go with the surface primer after

  27. Nilk Narf November 27, 2016 at 2:33 am

    DUDE!! are you allowed near a chuckee cheese ??? cheese, get rid of the flavor savor

  28. Derrick Mitchell December 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Is primer surfacer the same as high build primer

  29. So maney December 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Very helpful. I have a vw camper, I am paint the entire van at home in the garage. Can you tell me the steps to take from the start, the old paint is still on in places,and there are a few new metal panels, should I etch prime the entire van, then sand it all first, ,is it ok to fuse filler over raw metal, and then paint.. Could do with your advice here. Cheers

  30. Konstantin Top- painting January 1, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    what are you talking about?stop to telling shit to the people!

  31. Konstantin Top- painting January 1, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    flash time is not a drying time donnie what are you doing therre!!!!!????????????????

  32. surf403 January 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm


  33. frusfromus February 2, 2017 at 7:43 am

    11:40 – This happens to me with those 3M PPS cup way to often. Don't like it because of that.

  34. Lalin D February 10, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Well explained, Thank you Sir!

  35. B- Don February 19, 2017 at 9:04 am

    i should've watched this man's video from his experiences. I just got done sanding, bonding and then spraying primer on my car parts. It looks nice now, but I'm scared of what awaits. His video''s make sense to me from my experiences so far.

  36. Never Gonnatell March 13, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Or you could be doing mobile and you have to paint a bumper in an hour in 25 degrees. Not fun.

  37. Hector Terrazas March 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    thanks for taking the time to teach others your skills. Good job!!!!

  38. John Szymanskil March 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Back in the day I painted cars in a body shop and used lacquer based primers especially using Du Pont.Are these lacquer primers still available or have they been replaced. thanks

  39. Nathan Clevenger April 22, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Cool tips on primer. I can't seem to get an answer from anyone including companies that sell paint guns. I'm on a tight budget and don't want to spend more than $200 for a paint gun. But I also need something that is compatible with my Craftsman 6hp 150psi 30gal compressor.
    I was looking at devilbiss flg 670 because it has multiple tips and isn't too high of a price to be a one gun does it all. Do you have any recommendations on what would be a good mid range gun that can do all paint types? Thank you!

  40. zakaria600 May 2, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    thanks papa El Chapo

  41. Just Reality May 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Please Donnie I love your videos and have learned a lot. BUT keep yourself safe. Like a breathable air system for 2 part paints. Also would be good to have full painter suit with hood and at least painters goggles… Also arm length butyl rubber gloves . What I have read to be the best protection, we want you around to do more videos…

  42. Charlie Jones Creations May 23, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    great info.I like your videos the best

  43. BIBLE anarchist May 31, 2017 at 7:04 pm


  44. 7caesar7 June 1, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Wow this man know what he's talking about. Thanks a lot keep it up!!!

  45. East Coast Zoomie June 2, 2017 at 5:33 am


  46. 23tomi23 June 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    hello, i'm doing a used plastic bumper respray. I sanded down on some areas all the way down to plastic and on some areas I have to use filler for plastic. Before I apply filler I will spray the the areas with adhesion promoter (plastic primer) where filler will be applied. When I sand down the filler I will again spray adhesion promoter but this time all over the bumper. What primer do you suggest to spray before primer surfacer?

  47. Real life Fantasy June 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

    if i dont sand the car down to the metal, do i have to use primer?

  48. OG AFRICAN June 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Great info!! I'm teaching myself how to paint and I learned a lot from your videos already!!

  49. Car Addict Garage June 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm

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  50. The prophet's Ummah June 21, 2017 at 8:49 am

    can i paint my bike without primer.?

  51. The prophet's Ummah June 21, 2017 at 9:04 am

    ok sir..

  52. Darren Mazzarella June 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you for making such an informative video.

  53. Vance Laws July 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Body work done, now about ready to spray some panels. Oh yeah, this is the first auto(my personal vehicle) I've ever painted and I want to thank you for your excellent, easy to follow videos. I tried watching videos from several other posters but most had me searching for something better for whatever the reason just minutes into them. I very much appreciate how you developed a library by steps in the auto body and paint process. My confidence and knowledge quickly and dramatically increased once I found one of your vids. Thank you for sharing your expertise and experience with the world of us DIY. I would have not started this project yet without your help. I have to admit, my body work looks as good as shop pay work at a mid level shop. It took me a decade(no not really)but it's tight and right. Many thanks sir

  54. Ronald Guerra July 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    How to mix UHS U-pol surface primer

  55. acescape88 July 21, 2017 at 1:33 am

    So brave of you to film this during an earthquake

  56. Scott M August 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Awesome videos, like your casual approach to them! By no means a master but those pps cups when you put them on you're supposed to rotate onto the next notch of the adapter! Had a cup come loose once because of this, hopefully can save someone from this with a comment!

  57. joseph bourdeau August 8, 2017 at 3:08 am

    You're right about people putting on too much paint or primer. I've watched a lot of Youtube videos on painting cars and I don't know how many times I've heard someone say " I'm just going to put a light coat on for the first coat " and then they go ahead and put enough paint on for two complete coats !

  58. Ryder's Weekend August 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    helpful and audio is fine

  59. BARBARA CALDERON September 4, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    bla bla bla bla bla bla blA + blA bla bla bla –

  60. Rexem Lamzon September 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Tnx for help…

  61. Ty Buchanan September 17, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Do you have to use two part primer and two part primer surfacer when re-coating a car panel with two pack base coat and perhaps non two part clear?

  62. Eugene Manglona October 10, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I am experiencing (swelling /mapping) on my car. Is it possible to resand my car again with 600 grit and just base over it? or do i need to reprime it again?

  63. nayrz lee November 1, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Sir can i ask some advice?when going to paint clear coat..what are the nice size of nozzle for clearcoat..thanks

  64. Fred C Dobbs November 7, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Is a primer-surfacer for the same purpose as what I've seen as a filler-primer?

  65. Steve Guest November 9, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Hi,great video very informative,can you tell me if you can paint your top coat straight on top of the epoxy primer or do you have to apply primer surfacer on top first ?….Many thanks

  66. Thomas Storm November 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    one thing ypu do I never will do. never paint to a paper edge. I dont know how many time I did it and even after blocking you risk stll seeing a line where you taped. remember your boat scenario? same applies. rolling the edge is a good idea but move it back further so you have a larger blend

  67. Eric L December 27, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Great videos… when you say "technical data sheet' do you mean the directions on the product label or is there an official source of information that you are drawing from?

  68. Steve Harms January 7, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Cut the background music. Super annying when trying to listen to the dude…!

  69. Timothy Sullivan January 30, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Use the Revo Accelerated curing system to make sure your primer or paint is fully cured to avoid sinking or solvent popping. I have laid on 2k primer very heavy and was able to cure it fully sandable in 3 minutes. You can also Revo your bodyfiller.

  70. Lyndon Bushnell February 5, 2018 at 2:34 am

    ok now im confused, epoxy?

  71. Mustafa Ar February 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I bought prime coat trade washinta it very thick before add hardener what this mean

  72. Victor Sanchez February 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Is their a difference on buying cheap primer vs expensive primer?

  73. Meles T April 6, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    great video

  74. Eduardo León Morales April 20, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I have a part that has bare metal around where the windshield where urethane seats, can I just put some coats of a VHT epoxy paint on the bare metal, and don't paint it and then just replace the windshield and the urethane is going to stick well to this VHT epoxy paint? Please help!

  75. Dablow 94 April 27, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Dude you look like "EL CHAPO" !!

  76. jso726 May 3, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Hey Donnie, your videos are great, but the audio sucks, please fix it.

  77. Taurus/Hipoint Enthusiast May 15, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I am going to ask Acid Etch Primer over J/B Epoxy weld? or should I remove the J/B weld first? and Thanks

  78. Kent Owens May 22, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Good video!

  79. paul1060 July 2, 2018 at 6:40 am

    nice video thx. 👍🏼 💧🔫

  80. Dave Williams July 5, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for answering my question about mandatory primering first before topcoating one single panel. I have a decent hood, which just wanted sand up and spray, Not wasting time or money priming the entire hood, there is no filling involved and no bare metal. I just remember the days back in the '70's when I used to pull the car under a cool tree and sand and spray it then go out in the same car later that day!

  81. Reno Simpson July 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    What vitamins are you adding to your primer? I was thinking about adding some B12 for that energetic look, you know get a speeding ticket when parked look…

  82. Dirk Diggler August 6, 2018 at 5:42 am

    I’m spraying a truck with ShopLine epoxy and 2k primers right now. I’m trying to double a triple check all my info. These videos have helped a lot. Thank you

  83. Vincent sanders August 21, 2018 at 1:28 pm


  84. BlinkkHD September 15, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Hey donnie! I just finished spraying a polyester primer, I know I need to spray a urethane over it but it wont arrive till next week. Is it okay to let the polyester sit that long? could i bake it before urethane to take out any moisture?

  85. Norbert NN December 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Donnie, can you use a hair dryer, or heat gun to speed up the process of evaporating solvents between layers in cold conditions, or you would need to use the infrared equipment. I mean when using just heat gun will the solvents still be trapped under? Thanks. Merry Christmas

  86. Andrew Hudson February 1, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    great video

  87. The fire beast Is no.1 at fortnite February 9, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Very informative.
    Very interesting.
    Well done.

  88. Ken Switzer February 17, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Good tips Donnie.

  89. Edward T March 23, 2019 at 7:06 am

    This guy loves saying technical data sheet

  90. anonymous user June 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    How do I fix the primer dry mud cracking issue? Thanks

  91. Michael Overs July 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    I like the accu spray gun the only thing I don't like about it I was clearing a town car when the gun was 3/4 s of the way through it started starving for material

  92. Michael Overs July 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    It's a expensive setup just to shoot primer

  93. Moses Neri July 17, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Can you apply primer on non gloss paint? I apply primer let it dry than apply the paint but I notice scratch marks. I was wondering if I can re apply primer to cover scratchers or would have to sand and prime again?

  94. M Posey July 25, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Hey I bought two different sandable primer grey colors and was wondering what do I do to even the colors out or does it matter?

  95. elcheapouno July 28, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I see that you're putting epoxy primer over the bare metal and the filler, but why across the rest of the print painted surface and not just your work area? I thought epoxy primer only needed to be for the spots that needed to be sealed. Thanks for the great videos

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  97. henmich August 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Don't spray too heavy of a coat, let it cure "flash" between coats, proper temp in the room, don't let the paint sit too long between coats, remove all wax and grease from surface, keep gun clean, don't leave the paint or curing agent open, careful you get a good seal on the spray gun, so it doesn't drip, 1.6 to 1.8 size gun if you are spraying primer.. there.. I saved you fifteen minutes.

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  99. Joe Average August 19, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Ok. Im restoring my frame. I'm sandblasting it. Now, that same day I want to paint it. So tell me exactly how to do it. I'm thinking of going epoxy primer and then industrial acrylic enamel both 2k with hardener. Do I pressure wash the frame or just air clean. Do I apply one nice wet coat of epoxy and the let it dry but not all they way just tacky and then spray my top coat. Also if I pressure wash it and there is flash rust, can I apply the epoxy over flash rust. How many coats of primer and Can I just put one nice one or what. I don't want to mess this up I want to do it right. I'm gonna be spraying at around 65 to 70 Fahrenheit temp, outside. PLEASE TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT AND HOW AND WHEN TO DO IT. Also is urethane primer better than epoxy for this job. Thanks

  100. marlon rosa August 24, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Hi . Im going to paint a tailgate and I have some bare metal spots but no dents or scratches. Can I just apply the base coat on top of the epoxy primer? Or I need another primer on top before the base coat?

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