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Flash primer

From: Bill Wei <b.wei<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Gundula Tutt <gundula.tutt [at] freenet__de> writes

>Living in Germany, I currently write my doctorate on the history,
>manufacture and application of automobile paints between 1900 and
>1945. Working a lot with historic texts in different languages, I
>recently have come upon the English term for a special material I
>cannot translate correctly. So the question to my native speaking
>colleagues would be: what is a "flash primer"? I understand "primer"
>as a material applied directly on the basis material to improve
>adhesion and as a corrosion inhibiting material. But what's the
>"flash" in it? It dries very fast?

The word "flash" does, in fact, imply drying fast.  These primers
are designed so that the solvents evaporate fairly quickly, within
several minutes, so that one can apply the following coat of paint
to an automobile part without having to wait too long.  Google the
terms "flash, primer, automobile, paint" and you should come up with
a lot of American hits on flash priming.

Dr. W. (Bill) Wei
Senior conservation scientist
Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed voorheen
(previously Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage)
PO Box 1600
NL-3800 BP Amersfoort
The Netherlands

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:37
                Distributed: Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 30 January, 2013

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