Q: Enamel Paint and Primer
When painting something with enamel, should I primer it first, I have heard both yes and no. Will priming it prevent future rust?
A: Think of primer as the glue that sticks the paint to the metal. Without it you will find that the paint will chip easily, or even flake off. It is not a rust preventative. Make sure all rust is gone before painting and you should have no problems. Reappearing rust is always from not removing all of it prior to painting. This means sand blasting or chemically stripping, not just grinding it down.
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