i agree.not trying to be a smartass,but the epoxy is the best chance you have of preserving that freshly exposed metal and epoxy loves a good mechanical bond(sanded or blasted substrate).Have someone else do it.
Man.... That means I have to part with some of my well earned beer
I had someone tell me that there were some hardner activated urethane primers out there that might fit my bill. Any possibilities
I would love to be able to do it myself, That way when I mess up I can yell at myself.
atta boy!!!!!!!I am not for certain what part of automotive epoxy primers I am or could be allergic to.
20 years ago I painted a radio controlled jet airplane with a new paint out at that time called K&B Epoxy paint. I used a hardware store breathing mask. I went to sleep that night and when I woke up in the morning my face and neck were beat red and swelled up so bad I could not see. There was no definition between my neck and head , it was all the same size. My skin burned like He*#. Since then I have tried not to use anything that had the word epoxy in it.
For years I designed and built remotely piloted composite jet powered aircraft and the adhesives we had to use to meet the specs were two part epoxy glues form companies like DuPont, etc. The fumes from the two part Epoxy glue used would start my face skin tingling and I know I have to get out of there quick. If I sand cured epoxy glues the dust gets on my skin and the area between my fingers starts to tingle. If I wear gloves and wash my hands and arms alot I can get away with it for a while.
Being that that was 20 years ago, with technology, EPA restrictions and who knows what else, the new epoxy automotive paints could be completely different. I guess I will have to do a test and see if I become a giant red ball from the shoulders up again.
The nature of Iso's is that they build up in the body and never go away. Every person has a different tolerance level and the only way to find out what the level is it to exceed it..then you're screwed.I would get someone to paint it if your are sensitive to epoxy. Just exactly what part of epoxy are you sensitive to? The cured product? Or the solvents involved?
I painted my car with epoxy and 2k high build primer. The epoxy I used does not have any ISOs in it but the 2k HB primer does. So I bought a full hood, fresh air breather mainly for the ISO. It can attack membranes such as eyes and ears so a full hood was my choice. Some folks say they paint ISO paint with just a good canister mask and dont have problems. So me all wrapped up in my tyvek suit and hood prolly looks pretty lame to the professional painter but it gave me a piece of mind. And if you are sensitive to the cured epoxy, like sanding dust FYI, I never sanded any of the epoxy. Its not meant to be sanded if you are still in the re-coat window. JR