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Old 11-08-2018, 11:46 PM
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Hi all,
I am getting ready to paint my interior before assembly but ran into a dilema. I normal prime before dimpling, and I was going to do the same when I paint. But it occurred to me that the dimpling process may mess up the paint around the rivets. Do you guys (and gals) recommend I dimple before prime/paint, or can I dimple after prime/paint without tweaking the fresh paint? I am using Sherwin williams jetflex, so it will be pretty tough paint.

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Old 11-09-2018, 05:59 AM
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Hi all,
I am getting ready to paint my interior before assembly but ran into a dilema. I normal prime before dimpling, and I was going to do the same when I paint. But it occurred to me that the dimpling process may mess up the paint around the rivets. Do you guys (and gals) recommend I dimple before prime/paint, or can I dimple after prime/paint without tweaking the fresh paint? I am using Sherwin williams jetflex, so it will be pretty tough paint.

Thanks
Some epoxy primers can survive dimpling but I doubt any paint will.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:28 AM
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I'd dimple first - is there a reason you want to delay dimpling until after paint?
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:36 AM
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Default Dimple then paint

I dimple before paint. My interior parts were all painted before assembly so the rivets woul show. Jet Flex SB.
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