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I painted this 2" square tube yesterday and this morning when I loaded it onto my headache rack...I got a headache....SEE PIC

I need the good red/brown sandable primer you brush onto steel.....Someone please tell me where to buy the good shit! I bought some alkyld shit from Sherwin williams and it sucks! It slow drys and scrapes right off easy when you put the primed steel into the rack or on the floor to fab....

I am looking thru my old records because I used to get the good shit...help...I am back into fabricating....and need help...

I appreciate any help anyone can give...Name..Brand...where to buy?


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Wow...Did you paint this with a rake ?

A Did you clean the steel to get off any oils ?

B Was the weather to cold when you painted ?

C We use Insulux Brand Metal Primer, Benjamin Moore also has a great primer.

D We paint everything with a Smooth Roller, not a brush. It gives a much smoother finish. Almost a sprayed effect if your good.

There are many paint manufacturers out there that have good metal primers. Unfortunately everyone is going water based.

It looks like your paint jelled up and was not mixed or just bad.

Ask a steel fabricator near you and see what they use.

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