No Nonsense Oxide Primer Red 750ml
Well, this is the strangest red oxide primer I have ever used.
The datasheets suggested that it should share the same properties as the oxide primers I have used many times before so, as it was available locally, I gave it a try.
It was great to brush on and gave good coverage. I painted almost half of a Land Rover chassis with it.
I thought the gloss finish was rather unusual for a primer but I went ahead and tried to apply a top coat.
The black chassis paint I used first immediately wrinkled and just came off. I tried a different brand of black chassis paint which went on OK but, once dry, seemed not to have adhered to the primer. It can easily be scraped off with a fingernail.
I went on to try several other top coats I had lying around, including various coach paints and random tins of touch-up paint. I can't seem to get anything to stick to it.
I really can't imagine what I've been doing wrong. I can only conclude that there was either something wrong with the formulation in the particular tin I bought, or this paint is far too unpredictable to be used with normal top coats.
Very very odd.
17 Jul 2015
Not matt finish expected
I have used many brands of red oxide primer in the past mainly in the automotive space. Here I have been very used to red oxides drying to a matt finish which you can then either sand or apply a topcoat straight on to (depending on application).
Made some steel table legs at the weekend and used this to find that it has dried to a semi-gloss finish - explains why a few people commenting here have said that they will keep it as a top coat, but it is likely that I will need to rub this down to use as a proper primer. First can of red oxide that I've ever seen to do this - bit disappointed really but I'm sure it will do it's job underneath my topcoat.
29 Jun 2015
Great Value Metal Paint
Purchased to paint Scaffold Tower.
Good coverage and goes a long way.
No Nonsense Brand products are exceptional value for money.
20 May 2015
Liking this paint
Good coverage,easy to apply. happy with this product.
18 May 2015