Can I apply TotalBoat Topside Primer to a metal surface? Annette DiOrio August 12, 2021 16:10 Updated No, do not apply TotalBoat Topside Primer directly to any type of metal surface. For metal surfaces, such as steel and aluminum, apply TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer to these properly prepared surfaces, as directed. Related articles Can I prime bare metal with TotalBoat 2-Part Clear Epoxy Primer? Can I apply TotalBoat TotalProtect epoxy barrier coat primer on galvanized steel? Which TotalBoat bottom paint is best for underwater metals? What type of surface preparation is needed before applying marine topside paint? Can I apply TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Paint below the waterline? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.