Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Undercarriage paint questions

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by tiger9297, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Posts:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tupelo, Mississippi
    Have a '90 K5. Wanted to really clean and repaint visible parts of frame, axles, etc. I realize I could just start spraying but wanted to get some tips on cleaning good, sanding, etc. (This is not the easiest place to wash and prep) Unfortunately I don't have access to a lift. I do have a pressure washer. I would welcome any input from someone who has done this.
     
  2. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Posts:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    tiger - I got this "purple stuff" cleaner and sprayed it on everything I could find, then power washed it off. I was suprised at the cleaning power of that stuff. Once I did that I taped up whatever I did not want to hit, and started spraying. I did the parts of the chassis I could get to, and the inner fenders. Really made the truck look better too.

    Good luck with it.
     
  3. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Posts:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tupelo, Mississippi
    Did you do any sanding on the frame, axles, etc. or just paint after washing. I just put a 3" lift on and I'm wanting it to look good underneath.
     

Share This Page