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Automotive Primers 101: How to Prep and Prime Metal and Plastic Surfaces

Before you use car paint, it's important to use an automotive primer to prep the surface and ensure a smooth, final topcoat. Selecting the right primer will depend on your project needs and whether the surface is metal or plastic.

In this video, Pete Gonzales and TJ Zizzo will show you how to prep and prime metal and plastic surfaces using a variety of Rust-Oleum automotive primers and help choose the primer that is best for your project.

For example, Rust-Oleum Adhesion Promoter helps paint adhere to automotive plastics while Rust-Oleum Sandable Primer provides a tough, rust-inhibitive base for metal surfaces. Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer is a multi-purpose primer that can be used on a variety of surfaces.

Watch the video for more detailed project tips and tricks and be sure to read all instructions on the product labels before starting your project.
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How to Apply Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer

Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer is an ideal multi-purpose primer for any exterior or interior automotive paint job. This automotive primer improves adhesion to bumpers, trim, plastics, fiberglass, galvanized steel, aluminum and other metal surfaces. It improves bonding of the top coat and prevents rust by sealing the painted surface.

In this video, Pete Gonzales and TJ Zizzo show you how to use Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer before painting plastic cladding on a car door.
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How to Use Rust-Oleum Automotive Rust Reformer

Rust-Oleum Automotive Rust Reformer bonds to rusty metal, transforming it into a flat, paintable surface that prevents future rust.

In this video, Pete Gonzales and TJ Zizzo demonstrate how to use Rust-Oleum Automotive Rust Reformer on a rusty metal part to prepare it for automotive paint.

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Truck Bed Liner Paint | Rust-Oleum

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