Primer for a 97

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    Primer for a 97

    Hey everyone,
    This is my first post here
    I've had this helmet for several years and have always wanted to repaint it. Thankfuly it's in really good shape(doesn't look like it's run over) I've been working on fine tuning the shape I want. I've already cut out the visor and I want to repaint it with an ESB scheme. The only thing is that it's a 97, and I've heard you have to be careful with what you paint with or it may not dry, come off, ect. Are there a few primers someone could suggest that I could get at my local store? I live in the states just to let you know.


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    Re: Primer for a 97

    Try a sandable auto primer.

    For that matter, just about any decent primer will do you.
    Welcome aboard by the way.

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    Sep 2002
    manchester, UK

    Re: Primer for a 97

    Welcome aboard
    I sprayed my 97 with standard car primer, no problems with it at all.

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    Re: Primer for a 97

    Thanks guys!

    I've heard people suggest using a gap filler type primer..
    Is there any difference at all, or do they all do the job the same?

    Thanks again

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    Re: Primer for a 97

    Welcome... Stick to normal car primer, I think gap filler primer will be too thick. Be sure to lightly sandpaper the surface though before spraying to give the paint a nice surface to stick to. Wet and Dry sandpaper (medium grade) will be great. Good luck!

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    Re: Primer for a 97

    Thanks bobamaker
    Now off to Wally-world

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