I decided I wanted to repaint my mk2 escort panelvan a few years ago.
So I stripped it back to bare metal, bought an air compressor and sprayed it with etch primer from Supercheap Auto.
Most of it is etch primered now, and I have put a few layers of primer on one side, that I also got from Supercheap Auto.
There is now surface rust on most of the vehicle, so I'm going to have to strip it back again - which I think is good as someone told me that I should never use paint from Supercheap/Repco and to buy some two-part epoxy primer and use that in place of the etch primer. After that to bog any holes, and then put a couple of coats of primer, then the final coat (which I would prefer a professional to do).
My questions are:
1. What is the best/quickest way to get the rusted primer layers off? (I used a sanding wheel on a grinder the first time round as there were many layers of old paint).
2. Can anyone recommend a brand of two-part epoxy to use? And bog? I'm based in Napier, Hawke's Bay.
3. If all else fails, does anyone know of someone who specialises in this kind of thing in Hawke's Bay? I contacted a local company who were going to quote to get the job done but they never showed up.
Any help would be much appreciated - I'm very keen to get my panelvan on the road again!!