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Old 07-16-2009, 02:21 AM
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'32's Frame Finally Painted!

Well... it took a lot of work to get here. I rattle can primed the frame a while back an drove the car for about 6 months. So now when it came time to paint, I felt like I really needed to go back to bare metal and start over. I sand blasted the entire frame, then re-did all the body work to smooth welds, etched, primed, blocked, primed... etc... etc. Last weekend finally shot sealer, BC, CC. First time using waterborne BC. I like it! Over all it came out pretty good. I have one "flow" that will be repaired but do have a few specs of dust to figure out before the body goes it the booth. I think it is due to using the furnace filters. These seemed to work well for etch and primer, but the exhaust filter loaded up very quickly with the BC and CC. Its hard to see the metallic in the first photo, but you can in the second.

Thank you for everyone's help on here and I will post photos of the body when it is done.
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That looks very tasty, markha. And if sounds like you really did it right, going back to bare metal and then filling and smoothing all the welds etc. Sometimes folks don't realize how time consuming and meticulous all those little corners and joints can be. So my hat is off to you.

More pictures if you've got 'em.

And one question. Did you do anything special to try to prevent over-spray? I know on frames it can be quite difficult to prevent over-spray and dry spots, particularly with metallics, because so much of the frame is exposed and the pieces are at right angles...so that when you shoot a side rail, for example, the spray is bound to land on the cross members. So any tips on how you prevented or dealt with that?
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:28 AM
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Looks great! What color is that?
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:45 AM
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That does look nice and SMMMMOOOOOOOTTTHHHHH. And an awsome color!

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:30 AM
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Thank you for the comments. Originally I did not plan on building a rotisorie for it, but if I had not, there is no way it would have come out this nice. I spun that thing like crazy when I was painting it.

cboy', I only used "strategic spraying" to control over spray. Hahahahah. So what I did is spin the frame so that I was shooting in a downward angle most of the time. It helped me get to everything as well. I also tried to paint all the inside first and then the outside of the rails. By the second coat of the BC the rails were already dry. This worked well for the BC but I had to be more careful with the clear.

It is funny because most people think that frames are easy to paint. "Oh it's just the frame". But they are a PITA with all the tubes and tight spots.

Arrowhead, The color is a secret special mix.... not! It is actually a little known PPG OEM GM color. Sunset Orange or Spicy Orange. Came on some '95 GM trucks but was not popular. The photos don't do the color justice. It really looks like a custom color.
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Came out very nice....
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