Etching primers

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Sheremeta, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    What's a good etching primer to repaint a engine?
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    On a dirty, greasy, oily item like a motor you should consider using TSP before painting. Tri Sodium Phosphate - a severe duty degreaser and will etch anything you use it on - simply hose off after washing. Big box store in the paint prep section (TSP Substitute by DAP)

    As for a good primer I would suggest one from the same mfg'r of the paint you are going to use.

  3. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I will pick some up. I have used engine degreaser already and it's pretty clean. I am using color brite OEM factory Yamaha bluish gray paint and their clear coat but can't get the primer locally. I was thinking of using mar pro zinc chromate primer but wanted to see what else is an option.

    I should be shooting the primer by next weekend after some final prep work.