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Frame paint

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    What would be the best thing I could use to coat my frame but not cost a arm and a leg
     
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    is this a frame off type paint job or just an under the truck kinda thing?
     
  3. 1979jimmy350

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    this a frame off deal. I have a 1979 JImmy 4x4 frame and a rust free 2wd body that I am going to put on the 4x4 frame
     
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    im going with por-15. its gonna cost about 100 clams
     
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    POR-15. A little more money but well worth it.
     
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    what is POR-15 and where can you buy it?
     
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    you can get it online here por-15 if you buy $100 or more you get free shipping.
    i found a local auto part store that carries it, and its the same price as online.
     
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    Don't know how much it would cost, but I would say Implament (tractor) paint. That stuff is tough!

    Kris
     
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    Don't know how much it would cost, but I would say Implament (tractor) paint. That stuff is tough!

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    Roughly $20/gallon, and oh yeah it is tuff stuff /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    where could I find this tractor paint
     
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    Dupont epoxy black. Goes on with no need to primer. Just sandblast the frame and spray the epoxy black on it and call it done.

    Or if you have a little cash to spend, take it somewhere and get it powder coated.

    Another option would be to galvanize it if you can find a plant close by with large enough tank to fit a frame in.

    I've never dealt with POR15 and probably won't. My opinion is, like powder coating, it will be hard, if not impossible, to remove if the need ever arises that you need the coating off to work/fix/repair the frame. Thats why I say use epoxy paint as you can repaint over it and epoxy is real tough and durable paint. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    you can get the tractor paint at TSC.

    who said you cant get por-15 off. just grind it off alittle and do what you gotta do and repaint /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I used Rustoleum professional grade (or something lke that) stuff. I like it.
    I used to have POR 15, but it doesnt stay nice and shiny(which most of you prolly dont carw about), and it peeled off. I dont think its worth it.

    Oh and brake fluid will take it off, as i learned.
     
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    im going to go with something cheap and readily available. if you ever plan on putting your truck in a situation where you might scratch it, its alot easier to crawl under there with a spray can, than it is to do all the BS with POR.
     

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