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Frame paint

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by wretched73, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. wretched73

    wretched73 Member

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    There's a million opinions on the subject, I'm looking for first hand experience.

    Engine is out, going to paint the frame and suspension pcs while I can do it easily.

    Straight rustoleum will eventually peel off an unpainted frame
    POR15 I have not had luck with and Ginger has not had luck with, despite following the directions flawlessly

    What have you used as a primer and top coat and how long has it lasted?
     
  2. Silver04

    Silver04 DA04

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    I used eastwood rust encapsulator then I topped it with rustoleum pro gloss black.
     
  3. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    i have used rustoleum and it holds up half decent. the shit that bgray uses is awesome as fuck, but expensive as well.
     
  4. duncan

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    I used Eastwood rust Encapsulator primer and SG black Rustoleum top coat.
     
  5. wretched73

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    My neighbor is letting me borrow his hot water pressure washer. I think 3200 psi at 250* will do the trick on the engine bay and frame rails.

    I'm going to use Rustoleum primer and top coat with Rustoleum. I'll post a few pics when its all done in a few days.
     
  6. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    i think i am just going to rattle can mine. all the paint peeled off from the brake fluid lol
     
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  7. wretched73

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    I'm doing their automotive spray primer first, its good for clean metal and lightly rusted, which is what I'll be dealing with. Nothing is super rusty and I'll hit everything with a wire wheel or sand paper before painting
     
  8. Silver04

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    I used a wire wheel on mine, took it down to bare metal.
     
  9. BigBlue02HD

    BigBlue02HD Well-Known Member

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    I stripped all the wax coating off my HD frame a few years ago. Then ran over everything with a cup brush on a grinder. Wiped down with laquer thinner on a rag. Primed thoroughly with rattle can primer, then top coated with Rust-Oleum satin black. Has held up great IMO.

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    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
  10. wretched73

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    That came out great! Really nice job!

    I ended up using a hot water pressure washer and that cleaned the frame and engine bay up in seconds. Then I used some Roloc discs to clean up the rust spots.
     
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