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Old 09-17-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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Painting a Argosy

I have a few questions,
I’m sure Andy could answer----- alto all opinions are appreciated!
Andy states when painting a coach, that two FLEXABLE double wet coats of epoxy primer be applied.
When asking my PPG man about “flexible epoxy, he gave me that “puzzled”look
Are all epoxy primers “flexible”?
Also, since Argosy uses a galvanized end “cap” is it treated the same as for aluminum
Or is there an additional treatment/step ?
I know that acid wash or etch primer is a no-no.
Andy, I would love to have you do this job, BUT I live clear across the country in Mi. and a trip that far just is not feasible for me, so I have to do the best I can
Are you using PPG products or Dupont?
Thanks in advance
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:10 PM   #2
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I got that same puzzled look from my PPG guy.

I think a flexible primer is one that is made to work on aluminum or other material that expands and contracts more so than other materials.

I found System Three and that company sells a primer for aluminum and has a top coat that covers it, too.

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Old 09-17-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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If you really, really, REALLY want your paint (and primer too, but I have never tried it) to be flexible, ask for a tube of flex agent. It is the stuff they put in paint when it is going to be applied to a plastic bumper, or panel that can be expected to be, well, flexed. Just be forewarned, it is not cheap. It won't hurt anything to be applied on non-flexing areas, but is a little expensive to waste.
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