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I want to paint epoxy primer on stainless steel plate, what is the preparation required on the substrate? Or I can directly paint the primer to the steel plate and expect no problem on adhesion

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You can eliminate streaks by bead blasting the substrate to create a footing for the paint to ad hear to. Sanding will create scratches.

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I would sand the entire surface before painting anything. Be sure to clean surface after sanding so not to get debris in paint (bumps). Stainless is hard so you may have to start with heavy grit sandpaper and work you way to a fine grit. Personally, I prefer sandblasting on metal surfaces, but I tend to like a flawless finish when I paint. Never the less, paint needs something to adhere to. Stainless is polished most usually so nothing will stick to it (hence the name stainless) by sanding it you create grooves in the surface for the paint to hold on to.

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