Originally Posted by mturnerb
A reasonably safe/less messy option is to brush or roll on the Sherwin Williams "wash primer" that Van's uses in the quickbuilds (P60G2 I think).
I'm using Sherwin Williams wash primer on my 10. I like it a lot! I haven't tried brushing or rolling, I spray mine. Here's why it's been great for me:
1. Self etching
- Just clean parts with acetone and spray!. No need to manually etch, which is a HUGE time saver. Self etching was the key for my choice to use this product over some others.
2. Easy to spray, very forgiving.
3. Tough as nails. Once fully cured (about 24 hours) it can be dimpled.
4. Fast drying
. Takes about 3 minutes to dry to touch. I usually let set 24 hours before riveting (to let it fully cure) but can be handled very quickly. Great for when I have a lot of parts to do at once and can't fit them all on rack at same time.
Here's a link to their Product Data Sheet: