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Frame prepping for undercoating, paint,....???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zepplin, May 7, 2002.

  1. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I have my body off my frame so I have great access to start cleaning it up. I figured I would use a wire wheel of some kind to knock off the surface rust. I looked over briefly where the steering box was mounted (its off now) and didn't see any cracks.

    Anyway, this isn't going to be a show truck but, I would like to apply something on it. I really don't want anything too nasty like undercoating on it or anything. I read where Por15 can be put on alot of surfaces but, does it have the same consistency as undercoating? Or is it a smoother texture.
    I would like something that would clean up easily after a weekend of wheeling in the mud.

    I just figured I would get everyones opinions on what they would do to clean up their frame.

    So what would you do?
     
  2. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    POR 15 can be as fine or lumpy as you want it to be, but it isn't anywhere near undercoating or bedliner. I've seen it as smooth as any paint a body shop could do, or all rough and textured where someone put it over some scaley rust with a brush. First was on a hot rod, second was on a 4x4.

    I'm thinking POR 15 THEN bedliner stuff./forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I cleaned the bottom off with various sized of wire wheels. I coated the bottom with POR15 to seal and prevent rust. I then applied rubberized undercoating. Ideally, I would have sprayed bedliner, but the undercoating is fairly tough and can be touched up easily.
     
  4. Zepplin

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    Thanks guys. I went to the POR-15 site and they have alot of different products out there. Would a gallon be overkill if I wanted to do my entire frame and some other stuff? It said it was $88 for a gallon. I'm sure I could find some other places to put it on.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I hear of guys doing LOTS of stuff with only a pint, but hell, with a gallon you could do the frame, and at least a lot of the body. This is Michigan after all./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif When I get my K5 I'm gonna do something, probably POR 15 and Herculiner, to as much of the metal as I can.

    No rusty!
     
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    I was thinking the more the better. I was thinking of doing the Por-15 on the frame and the floor. Then maybe Herculiner over that on the floor or maybe some of that waterproof vinyl carpet stuff.
     
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    I'm thinking similar to you. POR 15 on what I can get of the frame and under body, the entire thing when I eventually do a body off resto. Heck, maybe even Herculiner over the POR 15.

    Body will probably get POR 15 on every spot of rust I find and maybe Herculiner on the lower portions of the body. Floor will get at least a coat of POR 15 and Herculiner. Not so hot on those vinyl floor mats. Just one more thing to spend money on and fight with./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     

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