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Old 03-17-2005, 06:33 PM
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Bare metal frame needs Painted... EASTWOOD?

I just got my frame sandblasted and looks real good. Now i need to get it covered so i look at Eastwood chasis paint. This is supposed to be tough stuff and the book say's you can apply directly to bare metal. So i order the rattle can paint and after i get the paint i read on the can and it says apply primer to bare metal for best protection.

Does anybody have any suggestions on this... I would like to do it right the first time and not waste my time and money.

I am not set up to use a spray gun, so i will have to use a rattle can or maybe take it to a bodyshop to have it painted. What would be the ballpark figure for the cost of a frame prime and paint......???


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Don't use rattle can products on that nice clean frame. Have a bodyshop spray it for you if you can't find a shop to borrow for a day. If you have it completely clean and ready to wipe down and spray I would guess a charge of 4-5hr's labor would be inline. Have two-three good coats of epoxy primer (preferrably black) sprayed then three coats of single stage urethane paint. The paint can be mixed to any level of gloss desired. This will provide you with a lifetime finish that you won't have to worry about. Figure on 3 sprayable quarts of epoxy primer and 3 quarts of ready to spray paint. Or have it powdercoated- the cost will usually be comparable. Bob
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Or coat it with POR-15

can be sprayed or BRUSHED on.......

comes in defrent colors........can go right on the metal, and will give you the best protection
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The Eastwood chassis black is excellent. I have used it FOR YEARS. If you don't have a spray gun and compressor then what I would suggest is to go to NAPA and get a few cans of etch primer. Apply multipe light coats (it's real thin so watch it) to cover and then finish with the chassis black. It is tough, I'll put it ahead of POR any day and it's easy to touch up if need be.
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Eastwood Chassis paint instructions says NOT to use a etching primer under the paint. My local body shop says to etch prime and then prime and finish with top coat.

To many different ways to choose!!!

So what i have decided to do is regular prime with two coats of industrial grade rustoleum (rattle can) and top coat with Eastwood Chassis paint.

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The single stage etch I mentioned works just fine under the chassis black.
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im no expert but id say epoxy prime then put the base for best results.
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I would have it powdercoated
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