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Ive started the prep process on my 83 Cadi and have a few questions. When I started knocking down the old paint with 320 on the DA I can tell that the car has been painted 3 times. The original color is silver, then its was painted blue, and then the last paint job is a single stage heavy metallic blue. My intentions are to do a color change and paint it a slate med/dark gray. My question is whats the best type of primer to spray on top of all this old paint? Or should I take this thing all the way down to the metal? I really dont want to strip this thing all the way down to metal if I dont have to. This is a backyard boogie job so I dont want to get in over my head. The body is straight with no major dents. The paint thats on it now was ok but had some deep ass chips. I cant floss with chipped up man ya-da-da-I mean.

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I would do body work, block it down then hit it with an epoxy sealer, and shoot your primer on top
Isnt epoxy sealer designed to go on bare metal? If I could avoid going down to metal that would be ideal. Like I said the body is straight Im just trying to figure out the best primer to use so I can block it down. Lord knows whats under all this paint it would be just my luck theres all kinda filler/bondo. Or am I have adhesion issues trying to primer over the old paint?
 

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If you want to do it the right way,baremetal is the only way to go,those cady's came factory with lacquer paint,and it will check eventually,and nothings uglier than lacquer checking under a freshly painted ride.
 

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If you want to do it the right way,baremetal is the only way to go,those cady's came factory with lacquer paint,and it will check eventually,and nothings uglier than lacquer checking under a freshly painted ride.
As long as the paint lasts for about 5 years Im good for now. r are you saying that there will be an immediate reaction between the two paints? I just wanna change the color and have it look decent ya know.
 
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