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 Post subject: Primer for trailer.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:56 pm 
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I have a trailer to paint , it's the box type constructed of ply covered in what appears to be fibreglass of some kind and with galvanised mudguards and fittings. The body has at some point been painted and I intend to rub and wash it down . The roof is the semi opaque fibreglass type which is unpainted but will require painting . That will need a good cleaning up. I've used Isofix pegaprim on some awkward surfaces but thought I'd ask here first if anyone has any other ideas or suggestions with regards to priming especially of the roof panel.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:15 pm 
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Check out Zinsser Allcoat for the glassfiber parts im fairly sure you can go straight on without a primer. Make sur you clean the sufaces really well before painting. The galv bits might need a seperate primer then you can use Allcoat on top. Also look at Bedec MSP which is a similar product.


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Yes I've used allcoat in the past and it seems to have performed well. However , I perhaps should have explained a little more . Customer already has the top coat , a NATO green as he's wanting to tone down the whole visual impact of the trailer. Loosing the ugly white box from the landscape as it were.
I suppose I could have some allcoat mixed but customer wants a fairly flat finish , hence the NATO stuff , and I have found the allcoat satin I've used still has a certain sheen to it.


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The Allcoat can be had in a matt finish and can also be mixed to RAL and BS colours. I find the satin is quite a sheen to it.



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Thanks for that , I'd only seen the allcoat in satin or gloss and have only ever used the satin which as you say does seem to have quite a sheen to it.
I suppose I could always use an allcoat as the primer /undercoat and after a light rub down go over in the NATO stuff .


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If its just priming you want to do then use Zinsser 123, the opacity isn't great but does adhere well. If you did want better coverage then try the Zinsser 123+ but might be overkill for what you want.


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I do normally keep a tin of bullseye and need to get some more as it is . I've also used most of the isofix so either way I need to get some primer in. I suppose one advantage of the zinseer is that I'll be able to prime both fibreglass and the galvanised wheel arches and bits with the same product?


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I think you can prime both with 123 but check first.


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