To get the best possible finish when painting bare metal, it is important to properly prepare the substrate with a product specifically designed for application to bare metal. PPG Refinish offers a wide variety of direct to metal (DTM) options, depending on your region or application needs.

Below are some of the most popular DTM products I have to offer:

  • DPLF and DPLV Epoxy primers - the most popular direct to metal products, these primers provide excellent adhesion and corrosion protection. They can also be used as a sealer and topcoated with many types of refinish topcoats.

  • ONECHOICE® SUA1080 UV Primer - with the help of a UV lamp, this highly productive primer surfacer can be topcoated in just 2 minutes after application and sanding!

  • OneChoice SX1071 and SXA1031 etch primers - chromate-free, these etch primers are fast drying and provide excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance.

  • OneChoice SX5xx metal treatments - designed to clean, condition and strengthen the corrosion resistance and adhesion of metal substrates. Must be topcoated with an epoxy.

  • VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2050 DTM High Build Primer - designed for the custom and restoration market, this primer is easy to sand and provides high build and excellent corrosion protection.

So, no matter which PPG or NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand you use, I’ve got you covered when it comes to “Direct to Metal” coatings.

Please refer to each product’s Product Data Sheet for further information.