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U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer

U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer promotes paint adhesion to galvanised steel & aluminium.
Average Customer Rating:
4.7 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(10 Reviews) 10
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Rating Snapshot (10 reviews)
5 stars
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4 stars
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10 of 10(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Questions & Answers:
14 Questions | 16 Answers
Customer Reviews for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Review 1 for U-POL Acid #8 Etch Primer
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
For etching brass,
August 24, 2014
By dryboy
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
" this product works well and coats very evenly. very easy to use covers well with top coat. I would use it again. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Pro-Performance - I'II always buy the best quality regardless of price
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 2
Which Store did you visit? WIDNES
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 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
0points
3out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 3 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
+3points
5out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 4 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
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 5 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
+9points
9out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 6 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
8out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 7 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
+9points
9out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 8 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
6out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 9 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
5out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 10 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
8out of 10found this review helpful.