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Under carriage paint?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ron, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. Ron

    Ron Registered Member

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    I want to protect the frame and axles with a paint coating what do you recommend for longevity. Thanks Ron
     
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    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    IMO that is the only thing the paint in bed liner is good for. but if you have the money take the body off the frame and spray it with chassi coat or rino liner style bed liner. ethier way it should last. also is chip protector spray paint. it is for just behind your wheels but you can use it anywhere.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. lots of plans for it....
    but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in so cali if ya got any parts for me.
     
  3. tach

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    How about por15 ?
     
  4. Seventy4Blazer

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    that would work, but is almost as expensive as putting on a lifetime warrenty spray on liner. good stuff though.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. lots of plans for it....
    but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in so cali if ya got any parts for me.
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you have "some" time on your hands, disassemble the whole truck to the bare frame and have it sandblasted and then powder coated. That will last longer than anything else! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  6. Ron

    Ron Registered Member

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    Thanks for the input I won't powder coat
    because its not reasonable and your right I don't want to spend that much time on it. The bedliner material I have used (herculiner)seems to get dirt in all the crevises and is hard to clean I would like something smoother so it could be pressure washed easy and hold up. If you have used a bed liner material that can be applied to a frame with paint and bond that can be done at home without special equipment I would like to know. What would you use on the axles that is durable? I think POR 15 would be overkill. Keep the ideas coming I'm ready to do this. THanks Ron
     
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    I haven't painted anything yet, I was going to go with POR15. A friend of mine had painted his Bummer with it and looked great. But later he said it peeled off in sheets, I asked him several times as to why and how- He gave no direct answer, but he's convinced that the POR15 is all hype. I don't know, I'm going to try it anyway. He suggested Hammerite (spray can stuff), He's used it and likes it, I've used the stuff too, and it seams pretty strong.

    -Yeah, like any of thats gona help you-

    Twiztid

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  8. Pugsley

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    I favor gloss black Rustoleum - It lays on good, and is tougher than a box of rocks.

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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    hammerite is good stuff, I'm doing my axels, and bumpers with it. A friend sprayed his bumper with it and It looks good even with tow hooks banging into it all the time.

    <font color=red>It's not what you drive, but what drives you</font color=red>( Or is it what you work on,lol)
    <font color=orange> 1955 willy's on a 1977 blazer chassis </font color=orange>
     
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    Martin Senour makes an industrial coating that rocks. Comes in a rattle can and is reasonably priced.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I perfer standard black spray paint, if you clean things up good and coat thing well, it holds up great. It's easy to touch up and if you do it once a year for a few years it will last a long time. I did it to a ranger before (I like things to stay looking new) and the truck has 250,000 miles on it and it still looks great under it. I don't like undercoatings because they do hold dirt and if they get cuts, they hold water too. Spray paint is easy to wash, cheap considering how many cans it takes and the more you coat it, the better it lasts and looks. The best spray I found is engine emamel, it goes on the thickest and holds up the best.

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    I have used epoxy black on axles before. Its very durable and strong. I know Dupont makes a good paint and they also call it Epoxy Black Primer.

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
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    I pressure washed my frame and then sanded it w/ a DA. I ten sprayed it ( with a gun ) w/ a cheap gloss black single stage enamel, that I had laying around. I also sprayed the springs and axles at the same time. It looks OK but not perfect. I was in cramped quarters and it was getting dark by the time I put the last coat on. ( 4 total )

    PURE INSANITY If ya can't stop,Smile as you go under!
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    I stripped the frame of everything , sandblasted, primed and sprayed it with Eastwood Co. chassis semi-gloss black.

    Joe

    A pic of the front part of the frame with the fresh motor & drivetrain.
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  15. 502Burban

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    Eastwood's Chassis Black is the best I've ever come across. It comes in semi-gloss or high-gloss. Being an epoxy-based paint, it is nearly indestructable, if you prep well. They also sell a good cleaner/prep spay they call PREP. Here's a link to their site: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.eastwoodcompany.com>http://www.eastwoodcompany.com</A>.

    Robb
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    Eastwood looks like a winner and the Suburban looks great thanks alot. Ron
     
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    Eastwood is quality stuff. I just used their Ti-Coat on the brake calipers of the wife's car ('97 Eclipse) to get them to match the PowerSlot rotors I just installed. Went on nice, good coverage, good spray pattern from a spraybomb.

    If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style...
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    Happy to help, and thanks for the kind words about the 'Burban!

    Robb
    '73 GMC Suburban - 502DFI
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