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U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer

The U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer promotes paint adhesion to difficult substrates such as galvanised steel & aluminium.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
4.7
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5
(9 Reviews) 9
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Rating Snapshot (9 reviews)
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9 of 9(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Questions & Answers:
12 Questions | 16 Answers
Customer Reviews for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Review 1 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Does what it says on the Tin!,
April 25, 2013
By Bexs0301
from Braintree
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"The product was good and i liked that it was a spray."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Female
Attitude to Shopping: Value for Money - I like things to be as cheap as possible
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Which Store did you visit? BRAINTREE
+1point
3out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 2 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Acid Etch Primer review,
November 17, 2011
By toomanytoysnotenoughtime
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"Quite expensive but the best stuff especially in a aerosol. Several very light coats and your done. Good value at Halfords."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+4points
5out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 3 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good purchase,
November 09, 2010
By MirekP
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"Value for money. Very quick drying, nice finish after."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 4 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
u-pol etch primer,
May 26, 2010
By bigmick
from fife, scotland
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"good stuff for primering alloy wheels. after a mishap on one of the wheels i painted i had to reblast it, the paint came off leaving the primer in place which required going over again whith the blaster so it seems to stick pretty well"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 5 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good etch primer,
April 26, 2010
By Kruza
from London, England
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Pros: plenty of primer in the container
Cons: no instructions about preparation or use
"Although its effectiveness needs to be tested when the item that I sprayed is used, this seemed to be a good-value product that went a lot further than I had expected. It formed a good surface on which I could apply a groundcoat and several top coats although I have no way of knowing how adequately it etched the steel it was applied to."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Male
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 6 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great for bodywork prep,
March 07, 2010
By iliketoenjoy
from Luton, Beds
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"This product was recommended to me by a SMART body repair specialist. It is great for that first coat of paint onto bare metal - it will not flake off and goes on very evenly."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 7 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
No Clog paint,
November 20, 2009
By bikerman007
from Leicestershire, England
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: even spray right to the end of the can
"This spray paint gave an even, smooth finish . The spray nossle did not clog at the end of the can allowing the entire contents to be used wthout leaving thet annoying little blobs at the end."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 8 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
good product,
May 24, 2009
By subarustu
from blandford dorset
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: good quality
"not the cheapest but very good for respraying alloy wheels"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
+3points
4out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 9 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Etching primer,
May 24, 2009
By Raglan
from Bridgwater Somerset.
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"Very good product. Easy to use, and leaves a good finish.
Still works well when used again ie nozzle did not clog up.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
+6points
7out of 8found this review helpful.