New User tip from Tammy Miller on 5310/5311/5312
This primer does best with a 2.0-2.5 tip. If you want the best build, the best flow, a 2.5 is recommended. This will give you amazing build, and spray-ability, and no shrinkage with this series. No reduction needed when used this way. With a 1.8 tip you’ll need to mix it 4:1:1
All Primers in the 53xx Series are Now DIRECT TO RUST, not only just DTM
Like our clears, we wanted to develop ultra-high-quality foundation primers.
Our 5300 series primers boast a true direct to metal resin (same as in our clears) which means it can be used on the entire vehicle. Many others claim to be direct to metal but tell you not to apply on anything larger than the size of a quarter. Another unique attribute of this series is that has a really high build much like a polyester filler primer. However, while our build is the same, it has flexibility and won’t crack like a polyester. It also uses an actual ISO hardener that allows it to crosslink to the substrate. The cheaper polyester primers only use MEKP which does nothing than offer a chemical reaction which is a weak point in refinishing. If that wasn’t enough the 5311 has rust encapsulation properties. What that means is that if you have blasted a car and it sat overnight and has flash rust can simply scuff and clean the panel and apply directly over the rust. We have actually taken this to the extreme to see how well this primer will encapsulate. Over 10 years ago we took a rusty panel and applied 5311 over it. Since that time it has been out in elements and the rust has not come back through. As said this is an extreme case and we don’t recommend going over heavy rust like this but the product has proven to withstand the torture. Another nice feature of the 5300 series primers is that they can be reduced and used as a silky-smooth sealer which allows you to use one product instead of having to buy a dedicated primer and a dedicated sealer. It is available in white, black and grey. These products were not designed to provide protection on vehicles left outside in the elements and we recommend first applying our DTA epoxy first if using on a long-term restoration.
Our DTA (direct to anything) epoxy lives up to the name. It will literally stick to anything. We have even sprayed it over cleaned glass chrome without sanding! Other than just excellent adhesion, DTA epoxy offers top notch corrosion resistance and ultra-smooth spray ability. It can be re-coated or top coated within 7 days and is ideal for long term restoration projects where the vehicle has to sit in primer for long periods of time.