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Painting Ideas...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. K5XLR8R

    K5XLR8R 1/2 ton status

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    Now that I finnished my steps they need to be painted...since I didnt do them In stainless steel:( ....What would be a good paint to use..?? I was thinking something like rustolium, or maybe even rubberized undercoating...?? what do ya guys think???
    P.S. If anyone has any brushguard/front bumper designs I would love to see them...with measurments etc....AND, if anyone has any pix of how their bumper/guards are mounted to the frame it would help...my frame is sort of ] [ shaped and kind of makes mounting anything on it tricky...thanks all!!!
     
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    I've heard really good things about POR-15. I think it is intended as a primer, but I've heard of people using it underneath thier cars and such. It is supposedly a heavy sealer, which would be very good for our rockers and fenders and other prone to rusting areas...

    '77 GMC K15 LWB.....likes to get muddy
     
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    Yeah go with what james said I've seen it in on a blazer and it looks sweet also if you've already done all the prep. it only cost lik 450$? Thats what im gonna do to mine if i ever get it!

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    You can always have them powder coated.
    Tuff stuff. I have alot of stuff done that way last for good time.
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    I had my entire interior done with Line-X, including ceiling, floor, and bottom of dash. It cost a little over $800 if I remember correctly, but would have to look to be sure!

    <font color=orange>'86 Military Blazer with 4" Lift & 33" Tires</font color=orange>[​IMG]
     
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    You could get it chromed, can't tell ya how much it would be.

    <font color=red>Call my rig an SUV... And I'll tear your lungs out.</font color=red>
     
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    Where/how would I get it chromed????...anyone know???...also...anyone know how much to powder coat????
     
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    I would go with the coating of them in the rubberized stuff.. It would give you better grip on your shoes when they are muddy or wet.. besides, the chrome can be too flashy. Just my two cents.

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    that is why I said to line-x them it will give you grip and the stuff want come off but it might cost 50.00 it do it so the under coat might be the more cost afectev way to do them but I dont know how well it would hold up



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    For chroming look in the yellow pages or internet for "Plating". Same for powder coating....you can get a textured powder coat also to reduce slipping.

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    ANY IDEAS ON THE COST OF POWDERCOATING/CHROMEING.....I'm thinking the rubberized undercoating is about the cheapest and easiest...when/if it gets scuffed I can just blast it with a shot to touch it up...though chrome would look sexy though.... hehehe
     
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    I wanted to get my a-arms chromed on my fourwheeler and the local plater quoted me $250 to do all four. That may give you an Idea. The A-arms are stock 250R arms.

    Not sure what Powder coating cost, but it is not that expensive.

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    With powder coating, they shoot power onto the item and then bake it to a certain degree. i guess it is unchippable and very strong!
    I could be leaving some things out of the process of how they do it, but it is similar.

    Ever around fourwheeler racing much? Leager, Lonestar and all those big companies use this on their frames and a-arms.
    Plus if you look at some of the lifts for IFS vehicles, the Lift Mfg will usually powder coat the a-arms and brackets.

    HTH

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    I thank the powder they coat them sticks becaus it uses a revers polarty (spelling)that works something like the north and south poles of a magnet and that makes the power stick to the matel the they cook it and that causes the power to liqufi and turn in to an enamle

    I thank that is how it works I was waching a tour of the porter cable tool plant and they explaned how it worked

    [​IMG]Go prepared

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    I thought it invloved electricity, but I wasn't 100% sure. Thanks James!

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