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Anti corrosive primer applied on ferrous or light alloy surfaces at 4-7 mm dry film thickness. Since first applications were done by washing the object with the primer, they are called “wash primers”. Wash primers are formulated with polyvinylbutyral as well as epoxy and phenolic resins. In the last two decades, wash primers included zinc phosphate pigments instead of zinc chromates due to hazards caused by Cr+6 to the environment and human health. Wash primers are catalyzed with acid-catalysts for a good adhesion on the metal surface. Applying layers with basic resins on the wash primer films with acid molecules left inside may result in intercoat adhesion failure. Therefore, attention should be paid to wash primer application.