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.
I have 38 years of automotive painting experience and I have be teaching Collision in public schools for 18 years. This primer is unbelievable. It does everything you ask of it and more. Beginners often need a higher build primer because their body work lacks quality. I feel like this primer should be an industry standard. I mean it is flexible, takes care of flash rust, builds like crazy, and sands like butter. I use a 2.4 tip primer gun. Great for hail jobs!!
Im no pro painter....but I have sprayed quite a few cars and such. This primer is some good stuff. Sands really nice, powders up really nice and has a good build. I can think of nothing negative to say about it. When I do another one....I'd buy this again....and at the current price point...wouldn't consider anything else.
This primer is the absolute best there is, hands down. The coverage and build is like no other, and it can be used on multiple substrates, like wood, and plastic. The entire 5300 series primers can also be manipulated to various degrees to give custom painters a textured effect from the very beginning of a project that will save time and effort down the line when laying down base and mid coats. These praimer are all I'll ever use. Highly recommend anyone to give this a try.
Very good versatile primer.
Good Product Very happy ..
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