Etch Primer Aerosol

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This fast-drying, easy sanding primer promotes maximum adhesion to large areas of bare metal. It is suitable for most automotive vehicle parts, mechanical components, industrial and household DIY applications. The chromate-free, spray treatment also adds anti-corrosion properties to protect the metal. Use prior to the application of ColorSpec Primer Surfacer or ColorSpec Primer Filler as part of the 3-step ColorSpec Refinish Paint System. Features:
  • Maximum adhesions to bare metal
  • Chromate-free
  • Anti-corrosion properties to protect metal


01. Is ColorSpec paint fuel resistant?
The vast majority of acrylic paints are susceptible to petrol, along with other harsh solvents such as; acetone, thinner and methylated spirits. If you’re refinishing an area where fuel may come into contact, it is recommended to use a 2-pack paint product.

02. Do I need to use ColorSpec brand base coat and clear coats?
ColorSpec recommends using only ColorSpec base coat and clear coats to ensure maximum longevity and chemical compatibility. Mixing brands voids the warranty on ColorSpec products.

03. Do I have to mix ColorSpec Primers, Base Coat Colour or Clear Coats with ColorSpec Acrylic Thinner?
ColorSpec aerosol cans have thinner and propellant already added. When using ColorSpec in bulk quantities and applied using air-operated spray equipment, mixing with ColorSpec Acrylic Thinner is essential to ensure compatibility along with proper adhesion and gloss retention.
Refer to your product for correct mixing ratios.

04. Can you use ColorSpec paint on engine parts or brake calipers?
ColorSpec is not recommended for components that will be exposed to extreme heat. This could cause the paint to split, crack or flake. Specialised, high-temperature paint is suggested for components such as these.

05. How long will a can of ColorSpec last in storage?
Product inside the aerosol can will store for at least 12-months from the time it’s mixed.