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Primer Only?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Gordon843, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Dec 25, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Gordon843

    Gordon843 [OP] Member

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    Painting my new SOS skids for my '17 and found that I like the grey/green color of the Krylon self etching primer. Anyone see an issue with just putting 3 or 4 good coats of primer on and skipping paint? Would it offer the same rust protection? Thanks
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  2. Dec 25, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    bubba353z

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    Primer will absorb moisture and eventually lead to rusting on the metal below.

    If it's the color you like, clearcoat it with a matte or satin topcoat.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    There’s also bed liner spray in a similar color that you could lay on to.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    Tuffliner on top of the primer, unless you seal the primer it will start to rust, did body work for years and you have to seal it or topcoat it.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Krylon And rust o leum have camoflage line of spray paint that should come in a color you like. It's weather proof and hasn't flaked on anything that I've painted that includes firearms, camping gear, and my trucks splash guards
     
  8. Dec 26, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    Looks like Sage or River Rock would match.
     

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