Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol
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Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol

Part No. DAP1690 Warranty  
Dupli-Color Self-Etching Primer etches and primes bare metal in one step, making it ideal to use as the first step in all automotive priming projects and for use on spot repairs. A high-quality formulation allows for maximum adhesion under all types of automotive finishes on plastics, fiberglass, bare steel, aluminum and stainless steel surfaces. Product Features: Features EZ Touch Fan Spray Nozzle, Helps Achieve Top Coat Uniformity, For Use On Pre-painted And Unpainted Surfaces, Sands Easily, Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour, Use On Metal, Wood, And, Fiberglass Surfaces
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Applicator Type:Spray
Clear Top Coat Recommended:No
Color:Green
Compatible Surfaces:Metal; Plastic
Container/Package Size:12 oz
Container/Package Type:AEROSOL CAN
Contains Rust Inhibitors:Yes
Drying Time To Touch:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
Drying Time-Cured/Complete:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
Formulation:Lacquer
Interior/Exterior:Exterior
Primary Use:General Purpose
Sheen Level:Flat
Sound Deadening:No
Splatter Finish:No
Spray Nozzle Type:Fan/Oval Spray Pattern
Textured Finish:No

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DuplicolorSelf Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (5)
    • Automotive repair shop (4)

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    5.0

    Good stuff

    By warezdog

    from Washington DC

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop

      Comments about Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol:

      This primer really bites into bare metal to give you a great surface for top coats. It holds well on aluminum as well, have aluminum wheels for over a year that look great, used this and the krylon rust tough. Dries quick for recoat and can be top coated after 20 minutes.

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      (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good product!

      By A-Ron

      from Schenectady NY

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Very Very Quick Dry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage

        Comments about Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol:

        Great Product, works as described

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        (20 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great do it yourself product!

        By First Time Painter

        from Louisiana

        About Me First time truck painter

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Forgiving
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • No discountcase purchase

        Best Uses

        • All metal prep
        • Home Garage

        Comments about Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol:

        Used product on a rusty 20 yr old truck. After sanding down to bare metal, product covered and smoothed out most of the scratches and imperfections. Was found easy to use by a first time painter of a vehicle.

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        (20 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Product.

        By F-1 Man

        from Marion, Ohio

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Home Handman

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Quick drying
        • Reasonable Cost

        Cons

        • Runs easily
        • Several Coats Needed

        Best Uses

        • Home Garage

        Comments about Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol:

        I used this as a primer on exterior aluminim trim that had faded badly. This primer ran easilly but was easy to sand out. I then sprayed with a good quality exterior spray on paint. Turned out great.

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        (21 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice surprise great Self-Etching primer

        By Resto Mark

        from Bluffton, SC

        About Me Home resto-man

        Pros

        • Great coverage
        • Nice flow on metal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Classic restoration items
          • Home Garage

          Comments about Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol:

          I used the self-etching primer to refinish an outside door mirror for my muscle car. The mirror was chromed but old and pitted. I wanted to paint it to match the car's body color. I sanded first using 80 grit paper then with 180. That removed/smoothed the chrome enough to use the primer. Following can direction, I sprayed 3 light coats I waited 5 minutes between coat. Letting mirror dry for 8 hours the finish was fantastic. Pits and sanding scratches gone. Time to apply the top coat.

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          (51 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best bang for buck

          By pappoose

          from picklemeat, louisiana

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Dallas cowboy fan, Love fishing football, Mechanic

          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Compact Design
          • Dries fast and lays flat
          • Easy To Use
          • Good bond to aluminum
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Only 12 oz

          Best Uses

          • After sanding aluminum
          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Great prep for painting
          • Home Garage
          • Rust layer prevention
          • Upkeep

          Comments about Duplicolor Self Etching Primer, 12 oz, Aerosol:

          I sanded my aluminum boat with a grinder down to fresh aluminum not having to do much work as far as using this duplicolor after i sanded i noticed the swirls in the aluminum from the grinder but i used a bit rougher sanding pad to work faster after i sanded just use meguair car wash rubbed it down then rinsed dried then sprayed brake part cleaner to let that evaporate up then sprayed the duplicolor self etch primer and man she look professionally done it even took out the swirls from the grinder and laid flat no gloss strong or foul smell but this was for a aluminum flat application so i will be looking to stock up on it to i think it has a good spray nozzle to great product for prepping metal to paint

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            Can this be used on "chromed" plastic trim? I can not find anything to stick to it. I am changing the color of the trim.
            Asked on 2/28/2012 by JAC525 from Clarksburg, WV

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              A:

              This Duplicolor Point Etching Primer Part number DAP1690 is a high-quality formulation allows for maximum adhesion under all types of automotive finishes on plastics, fiberglass, bare steel, aluminum and stainless steel surfaces.

              Answered on 2/29/2012 by Steve from AAP
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