Primer Sealer Application

PD-0701 Primer SealerThis standard operating procedure (SOP) covers the process for applying a primer sealer during a repair. Before beginning any repair, it is important to always wear the recommended safety protection required for the job.

The application of a primer sealer ensures maximum adhesion capabilities for the topcoat while helping to ensure a uniform color match.


PD-0701: PRIMER SEALER APPLICATION STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE


  1. Properly Clean the Area
    After properly masking, clean the area to be sealed with a solventborne wax and grease remover, using the one direction wiping method.
  2. Dry Thoroughly
    Dry thoroughly with clean cloths.
  3. Look Up Formula
    Look up the formula for the topcoat and identify the recommended spectral gray G-shade for the sealer.
  4. Mix
    Mix according to product instructions.
  5. Tack Off Area
    Tack off the repair area.
  6. Apply First Coat of Sealer
    Apply a medium, wet coat to the repair, following product instructions. For spot repairs, keep the sealer confined to as small an area as possible.
  7. Apply Additional Coats of Sealer
    If a second coat is necessary, allow the sealer to flash to a uniform, dull appearance before applying the next coat. Then, to create a smoother transition, melt in the sealer edges using a blending solvent. Or, after the sealer has dried thoroughly, lightly scuff the sealer edges with P800 grit sandpaper.
  8. Apply Basecoat
    Once the process for applying sealer is completed, the repair is ready for the application of the basecoat.

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