Liquid Primers

Cardinal's primers meet the most challenging specifications as well as environmental regulatory requirements.  Our primers are available in various chemistries and VOC levels. They offer corrosion resistance, high build, fast tack, and other advantages.

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  • Acid Etching Pretreatment Primer

    4860-52 and 4860-4702 Series

    Cardinal's 4860-52 and 4860-4702 are two component, solvent borne, acid etch wash primers designed for adhesion and corrosion protection. Besides excellent corrosion protection the 4860-52 and 4860-4702 are compliant to spray at 420 g/l and easy to apply. This product is not recommended for use on previously painted parts or plastics. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - General metal enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Auto After-market
    Benefits
    - Designed to promote adhesion when chemical conversion coatings are not practical.
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Besides excellent corrosion protection the 4860-52 and 4860-4702 are compliant to spray at 420 g/l and easy to apply. This product is not recommended for use on previously painted parts or plastics.
  • Rust Inhibiting High Solids Polyurethane

    6460 Series

    Cardinal's 6460 series primers are high solids two component systems designed to provide increased corrosion resistance with excellent surface and film properties. Topcoat with Cardinal's 6400 series to complete the coating system. Prime bare metal surfaces with Cardinal’s 4860 series pre-treatment primer prior to application of polyurethane primer for increased adhesion. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Exterior steel enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    - UL 1332 recognized
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Free of heavy metals
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Waterbased Acrylic Primer

    3760 Series

    Cardinal's 3760 series white low cure waterborne primer is designed for coating plastic parts. This product provides excellent filling of surface imperfections and promotes
    adhesion on many plastic substrates sensitive to organic solvents; 3760 seriesis a fast
    drying and easily sanded base coat which can be over coated with other waterborne and solvent borne coatings, including the 6400 series high solids polyurethane.
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    Typical Uses
    • Intermediate for 2-component system
    • Plastics
    • Composites
    Benefits
    • Low VOC content
    • Low fire hazard
    • Water clean up
    • Ready to spray
    • RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Water Reducible Alkyd Primer

    4060 Series

    Cardinal's 4060 series is an water reducible alkyd primer. This product has an excellent balance of fast dry, tough film properties and economy and can be applied to properly prepared metal substrates. This material is formulated to meet strict air quality regulations. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Primer for decorative and protective use on metal
    • Transportation equipment
    • Farm Equipment
    • General metal finishing
    • Refurbishing
    Benefits
    • Free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS)
    • Low VOC content
    • Hard abrasion resistant film
    • Water clean up
    • Ready to spray
    • RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Nitrocellulose Sanding Sealer

    2050-2 Series

    Cardinal's Luthierlac 2050-2 is a solventborne nitrocellulose lacquer sanding sealer designed specifically for the fine musical instrument finishes. This product was designed to adhere to a variety of wood types. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Fine musical instruments
    Benefits
    - Adhesion
    - Filling properties
    - Ease of sanding
    - Fast dry
  • Pre-catalyzed Vinyl Sealer

    2759-CLE17101 Series

    Cardinal's 2759-CLE17101 single component vinyl pre-catalyzed sealer for a variety of non oily woods. The product is fast drying with early sanding, good sealing properties and excellent clarity. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Fine musical instruments
    Benefits
    - Adhesion
    - Sealing
    - Ease of sanding
    - Fast dry
  • Catalyzed Vinyl Sealer

    2750-CLE17101 Series

    Cardinal's 2750-CLE17101 single component vinyl catalyzed sealer for a variety of woods. The product is fast drying with early sanding and good sealing properties. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Fine musical instruments
    Benefits
    - Adhesion
    - Sealing
    - Ease of sanding
    - Fast dry
  • Alkyd Maintenance Primer

    4360 Series

    Cardinal's 4360 series is a quality, quick dry, single component solvent-borne modified alkyd primer formulated to conform to VOC requirements. This product is designed for a variety of metallic substrates including: cold and hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and can be used direct to metal for exterior surfaces. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Heavy equipment
    - Utility trailers
    - Farm Equipment
    - Waste management equipment
    - Ornamental iron work
    Benefits
    - Fast dry
    - Single component
    - Excellent recoat
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • 1# VOC SANDING ACRYLIC POLYURETHANE

    6760 Series

    Cardinal's 6760 series is a 1 LB/GAL VOC solvent two component polyurethane sanding primer designed to be applied direct to a variety of plastics, wood and composite substrates. The product is defined by fast dry, chemical resistance, hydrolysis resistance, adhesion and sand ability. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Plastic substrates
    - Composite substrates
    - Medical equipment
    Benefits
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Free of heavy metals
    - Excellent chemical resistance
    - Excellent sand ability
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Reglazing Polyurethane Primer

    6G61-WHE12426 Series

    Cardinal's 6G61-WHE12426 is a 250 g/l VOC two-component polyurethane primer designed to be applied direct to a variety of reglazing substrates. The product is defined by fast dry, chemical resistance, hydrolysis resistance, adhesion and sand ability. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Primer coat decorative and protective uses
    Benefits
    - Low VOC content
    - Excellent sand ability
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Epoxy Polyamine Primer

    7063 Series

    Cardinal's 7063-Series primer is a high solids two-component modified cycloalaphatic amine coating designed for use on metal where chemical and corrosion resistance is essential. The 7063-Series is formulated to meet strict air quality regulations. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Primer for protective use on metal, products.
    - Primer coat of maintenance coating system.
    - Machinery.
    - Marine equipment.
    - One coat protective finish.
    Benefits
    - Low VOC – 250 grams / liter.
    - Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
    - Suited for surfaces that cannot be blasted.
    - RoHS & WEEE Compliant
  • Fast Dry High Build Epoxy Primer

    7067 - 4702 Series

    Cardinal's 7067-4702 is a fast drying high build two-component epoxy polyamide primer. 7067-4702 epoxy primer is well suited for metal surfaces that require weather, corrosion and chemical resistance. Such applications would include: As epoxy coatings tend to lose gloss under prolonged exposure to sunlight, high solid polyurethane coatings are recommended for exterior topcoat applications where gloss and color retention is required. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Steel enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Free of heavy metals
    - Excellent chemical and resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Ketamine Primer

    7260-4702 Series

    Cardinal's 7260-4702 light gray is a two-component acetoacetate / ketamine primer. 7260- 4702 light gray primer is formulated for good adhesion to plastic and various metal substrates. This coating has a fast dry and sand time, which makes it a very production friendly material. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Exterior steel enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Free of heavy metals
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Hybrid Epoxy Primer System

    7760 Series

    Cardinal's 7760 series is a two-component epoxy primer. 7760 Series epoxy primer is well suited for metal surfaces that require weather, corrosion and chemical resistance applications are required. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Steel enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Free of heavy metals
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Hybrid Epoxy Zinc Rich Primer

    7760-E13242 Series

    Cardinal's 7760-E13242 is a zinc rich epoxy primer designed for extreme corrosion resistance and fast application environments. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Steel enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Excellent corrosion, chemical and solvent resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Hybrid Epoxy Primer System

    7760-73349 Series

    Cardinal's 7760-73349 is a two-component epoxy primer. 7760-73349 epoxy primer is well suited for metal surfaces that require weather, corrosion and chemical resistance applications are required. Read More
    Typical Uses
    - Steel enclosures
    - Utility trailers
    - Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    - Low V.O.C.
    - Free of heavy metals
    - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    - RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Waterbased Acrylic Primer

    3860 Series

    Cardinal's 3860 series primer is a fast drying, low cure waterborne rust inhibiting primer designed to promote adhesion on metal substrates and surface protection prior to a topcoat. This product can be top coated with several of Cardinal’s low VOC finishes, such as our 3600, 6400 and 8100 series products.

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    Typical Uses
    • Intermediate for 2-component system
    • General metal
    Benefits
    • Low VOC content
    • Low fire hazard
    • Water clean up
    • Ready to spray
    • RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Alkyd Primer

    4W60 Series

    Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
  • Hybrid Epoxy Primer

    7760-GRE15955 Series

    Cardinal's 7760-GRE15955 is a Lt. Gray fast drying high build two-component epoxy primer. 7760-GRE15955 epoxy primer is designed for corrosion protection, fast recoat times, chemical resistance and low VOC emissions. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Steel castings
    • Utility trailers
    • Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    Low V.O.C.
    • Free of heavy metals
    • Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
    • RoHS / WEEE compliant
  • Marine Surfacing Epoxy Primer

    7M60-10 Series

    Cardinal's 7M60-10 is a two-component high build epoxy marine primer. 7M60-10 epoxy primer is well suited for metal surfaces that require weather, corrosion and chemical resistance applications are required. Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Marine
    • Utility trailers
    • Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    Low V.O.C.
    • Free of heavy metals
    • Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
  • Marine Epoxy Polyamide Filling Primer

    7M60-1000 Series

  • Marine Epoxy Polyamide Underwater Primer

    7M60-2000

  • Fast Dry Acetoacetate Primer

    7M90-10 Series

    Cardinal's 7M90-10 white is a two-component acetoacetate / ketamine primer.
    7M90-10 white primer is formulated for good adhesion to plastic and various
    metal substrates. This coating has a fast dry and sand time, which makes it a very
    production friendly material.
    Read More
    Typical Uses
    • Marine
    • Exterior steel enclosures
    • Utility trailers
    • Heavy duty equipment
    Benefits
    • Low V.O.C.
    • Free of heavy metals
    • Excellent chemical and solvent resistance

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Substrates

The type of substrate that you’re looking to coat will play a huge role in deciding which coating will work best.  Each has its own particular challenges that need to be addressed if the coating is to work.  We've a wide range of high quality products so customers can make the right choice when picking a coating for any type of substrate.

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