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Any interest in a sandblasting/POR-15 frame restoration article?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I'm in the process of redoing my frame. I bought a Sears sandblaster and just finished cleaning the frame. Next step is the POR-15 frame kit including POR-15 undercoat and chassis paint. I'm shooting pics through the process. Anyone have any interest in an article on the project?
     
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    sounds good...I may do that as soon as the temp rises here a bit
     
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    Count me in, I plan to do this soon.
     
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    heck! i'd like to see it.where's tri-valley?have fun /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore. More than a few Tri-Valleys about I imagine. I will shoot some pics of the blasted frame today and will be starting the POR-15 base coat as well. I'll try to write it up soon.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'd like to see that.....

    I've got a sandblasted frame sitting in my garage, and I'm in the process of blasting the inside of the cab...not sure if I want to use a POR-15 or an acid-etching primer to seal the fresh metal though....
     
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    Definatly interested. Are you doing this with the body on or off the frame?
     
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    Great idea for an article.

    I'd like to read it!
     
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    i plan on starting next month so i could use the foresight.

    nathan
     
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    I'd suggest the primer...
    POR stands for "Paint Over Rust":
    it doesn't adhere well to fresh metal.

    Gavmaster
     
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    Well, I just laid the first coat down of the POR-15. I will do the second coat here in about an hour. I have to say I am very impressed. Just with one coat it already looks great. Almost a powdercoat type plastic look finish. I disagree that it doesn't adhere to bare metal well. In fact, the brochure says it will do very well with sandblasted bare metal which is what I have. After the second coat dries, I will then be painting it over with POR-15's Chassis Black. They aren't kidding when they say that once on your skin, only time will remove it. So far the project is going well and I am taking pictures along the way. I will have to save out the areas that need welding for later. I thought about waiting until all the welding was done first before painting but I didn't want the bare metal to start rusting again before I got around to painting.
     
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    Oh, and I am doing it with the body completely off and everything stripped off of the frame. I will try and insert some pics as soon as I get myself a web site, which I've never bothered to do.
     
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    Sounds like a great idea for a write-up. I am definately very interested in it! I'd like to see how it comes out and how much you use to cover the whole frame.

    Kris
     
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    Did the Chassis Black coating today. I plan on doing the write up as soon as possible but if anyone just can't wait, pm me or send me an e-mail and I will send you the pics and some suggestions.
     

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