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    I am going to be painting my southwind soon, I have been using epoxy resin for the repairs and cap job. What would be my best choice for primer? I have heard about duratec but I have never used any of their products and don't know if they are right for my application. I am using automotive base coat and clear coat on the boat. Thanks for any help!

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    I have used Duratec primer going on almost 25 years now and to tell you the truth it most likely will be Cheaper then any Automotive primer out there , and not to mention that i have used there primer while working at Skater , S2 Yachts ,and Powerplay , and comes in grey , black , or white , which i prefer ( white - 714.002 ) Express Composites' line of Duratec Products Express composites is offering the primer for $ 72.41 a gallon which is a great price and most likely the cheapest you are going to find any where , and if you go to this link the price that i have listed here is the actual price per gallon because it just went up 10 dollars . Hawkey Industries , maker's of Duratec products Hawkeye Industries and yes this primer would be perfect for for your application considering it is a high build primer , and a product that is a must when doing repairs using Epoxy .
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    Here's my 2 cents (which is probably more than my advice is worth)

    On top of what Artie mentions above (which I really wanna try), I've used PPGs K36 with a lot of success. Also, give Barry Kive a shout at Southern Polyurethane Inc (SPI). I've never used their primer but EVERYTHING I have used is fantastic and their primer come highly recommended. Plus, Barry is such a standup guy, you'll like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Here's my 2 cents (which is probably more than my advice is worth)


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    John , quit throwing yourself under the bus , and might i mention with out being rude that those primers are Automotive were as Duratec is widely used in the Marine industry for fiberglass repairs , the building of plugs , molds , etc , and can be sprayed up to 50 mills wet on wet with out having to purchase there Activator & Reducer other then using ( MEKP) -Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (or Catalyst ) and Acetone ( reducer /thinner ) for the Duratec . John , funny thing i was just on that site today because i am thinking of trying there clear .

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    Artie, you would love their Universal Clear. It is really nice stuff. Give a try sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Artie, you would love their Universal Clear. It is really nice stuff. Give a try sometime.
    Going thru a few old threads , and ran across this.................... how have you been .................................Artie

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