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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Doing some chassis repair, have completed repairs and am down to bare metal. Once repaired they'll then not be accessible to applying protective layers. Am I right to think though that I should coat these bare part perhaps some weldable zinc (low burn) primer, prior to MIG welding? I'm...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've recently started a resto of a 65 bus (this is my first one). I've cut a few bits off and I'm quite a way off welding any new bits on, but I'm a bit confused about what primers to use. From what I can tell, different types anf their benefits include: Etch primer (good adhesion), Zinc...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am replacing the front panel of my split and am confused about when/what to apply for rust prevention. Is it better to apply a weld-through primer first and then weld on the panels? Or is it better to weld on then apply the primer? Surely with the first there is the posibility of...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm currently in the process of prepping my early bay for paint and I'm starting to think about rust inhibitor and primer but I was told about Vactan which is both of these in one. I was also told that as long as the surface is straight then very little prep is needed. Is this true? Seems too good
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hello got some primer today and its real thick do i thin with thinners and use hardeners as well. like in 2k.
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Im slowly restoring my 71 bay - I only have a limited amount each week, I think it may be a while until I can get the whole way round the van, and my plan is to finish off the bodywork ie filling imperfections / primer / paint at the end in one go. My question is though, is it ok to just...
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