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  • zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

    Anyone know where I can get zinc chromate primer? I checked couple of local auto store and none of the cans I saw has the words zinc chromate primer on it. Is it called something else?

    I have some regular primer and was wondering after one coat of zinc chromate primer, can I spray regular primer over that? I just want to save some $$$. Zinc chromate primer is expensive. Thanks.


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    Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

    Um, how do you know it's expensive if you cant find it?
    Steve.

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    • #3
      Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

      ********** has it for $15.99 a can.

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      • #4
        Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

        West Marine has $10 hose clamps too. Try just doing a web search you may have to order it and wait a bit.

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        • #5
          Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

          I just bought two cans from NAPA auto parts store locally.
          It is put out by TECnique, part nr 7222, price 9.99, net price 7.49 ea.

          Hope this helps.

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          • #6
            Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

            Zinc chromate along with other chromates and chromium VI compounds is carcinogenic so is not now as commonly used or available as it used to be.

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            • #7
              Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

              It's also called self etching primer. Any auto parts store that Duplicolor or Tempo auto paint should have a can...around here they sell it for about $5 a pop for the tall can. Make sure the color coat paint you want to use is compatible...it's best to stick with the same brand/chemistry from primer through clear coat.

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              • #8
                Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                It's also called self etching primer
                No an etch primer is something different. Possibly better in fact than zinc chromate for priming aluminum etc. It is very often a two pack and acid based product which may contain zinc tetroxychromate but can equally be chromate free.

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                • #9
                  Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                  Originally posted by SKEETR View Post
                  West Marine has $10 hose clamps too.
                  Are those the new fangled gold coated clamps?
                  Steve.

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                  • #10
                    Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                    Thanks for the help guys. I didn't see anything at Napa but I did find Duplicolor self etching primer at Autozone for $5.99 a can. It is has the same green color as zinc chromate. Hope this stuff works.

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                    • #11
                      Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                      Originally posted by samo_ott View Post
                      Um, how do you know it's expensive if you cant find it?
                      Rustoleum has it only its called Self Etching Primer and can be purchased at Home Depot for $5.49/can

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                        Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                        Originally posted by htuong95 View Post
                        Thanks for the help guys. I didn't see anything at Napa but I did find Duplicolor self etching primer at Autozone for $5.99 a can. It is has the same green color as zinc chromate. Hope this stuff works.
                        That's what I use - works fine.

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                        • #13
                          Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                          Damn and to think just last season I payed $15 for the damn zinc chromate, I think im gonna strip the whole thing and use the cheaper stuff now and repaint... Should be cheaper right


                          Edit: how did I not notice this thread is over 3 years old? Hehe oh well...

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                            Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                            Careful here guys, read the labels:
                            Dupli-color, and other Zinc primers are now Zinc Oxide, not Zinc Chromate. To get Zinc Cromate, you can got to an aircraft supply as it's used on planes.
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                              Re: zinc chromate primer at local auto stores?

                              i just bought a can of duplicolor primer from canadian tire (a week ago, to restore a cowl for a 56 johnson).......its clearly labeled as "zinc chromate primer".
                              give a man a fish, and he will eat all day. teach a man how to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

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