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Has Sign Prime been discontinued?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by signtologist, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. signtologist

    signtologist Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I call my supplier and he mentioned that they do not carry sign prime. I asked him why? and his answer was there is something in the paint that stopped them from selling it again.

    Please let me know if you have any info on this topic.
  2. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

    Feb 14, 2010
  3. Eric H

    Eric H Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    No they are still selling it but it has changed. It's junk, overnight drying is recommended between coats and it doesn't sand anything like the old stuff.
  4. signtologist

    signtologist Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Eric you are right. the primer is junk. What do you use now to prime the signfoam.
  5. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    the majority of shops that i know have increased the poundage of the sheets that they stock and don't prime at all. and since it has become common for ppl to jump my train on this issue do your research before making a reply.

    even if you are using lower weight sheets the only reason to prime is to fill the holes...those holes become smaller as the weight of the sheet increases. for me it is more cost effective to invest in higher poundage sheets and not deal with high build primers and the like. but there are a variety of high build primers still on the market. i am not a fan of most of them unless i am trying to achieve a textured effect (there are a few methods of using high build primers to achieve various textured finishes)
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Are you guys spraying it on ?? Brushing or rollering ?? This will make a big difference.

    Trying to fill all those little voids with goopy latex primer is not easy and very time consuming. So like Dan said, it pays to use a denser higher weight HDU and you won't have the problems near as much.

    If spraying... it reaches the far bottoms of all he voids uniformly and you won't have the holidays you have with brushing and rolling.
  7. petrosgraphics

    petrosgraphics Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    cape cod, ma
    we use a lot of signfoam... has everyone noticed a dif. in the cell structure.....
    in the 15lb.stock it has gotten increasingly bad.... better in the 18lb. but.....
    not like it use to be....... i just wish they would stop screwing around with the product,
    lord knows we pay enough for it.. the product was not broken, why did you try and
    fix it!!!!!!
  8. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    they are using recycled products somehow. They are very proud of it. I still have 4 sheets of 15 left over. Should I save it for something special? Will it become like heart redwood? Impossible to get a a real nice piece?

    I am guessing they are using recycled products in the primer too. That is why it is getting bad. If they insist on making it different and a lesser product only to lose sales, why do they do that?

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