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Old 08-29-2006, 11:11 PM
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I have my frame on my truck down to bare steel. I was just wondering what type of primer to spray on to the bare steel? I dont know if the regular spray can primer would work or not. i cleaned my frame with simple green i heard using a degreaser would work to clean it. But any advice on the first step of primering the bare steel would be great

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:58 AM
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I would use epoxy primer.
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id use some DP-40 myself if the frame is custom.... its an etching primer
rustolium semi gloss if just stock.

did the simple green get it all the way to bare metal?
usually i sandblast them.


it all depends on what YOU want.
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Epoxy Primer....other primers can absorb moisture.
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I would clean it with a "real" wax and grease remover before you spray.
Yes Simple Green is a "degreaser" but it is not what you want to use. Pick up some Dupont PrepSol or PPG Pre-Kleano. Use some Scotch-Brite pads to scrub the metal to get all of the simple green off the surface. Use lots of PrepSol to get it clean...
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Because this is more of a paint question than anything else ... I moved it to the Body area ...
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If the frame is completely stripped of parts, I would media blast it, then apply epoxy primer. You could then either leave it that way, or paint it with what ever paint you want. As long as it isn't in the direct sunlight, the epoxy will hold up. If it is going to be in direct sunlight, it will need to be painted to protect it from UV damage.

I would not try painting any primer directly over the surface that was cleaned with just Simple Green. Even if it is bare metal, it should be prepped for paint, usually by sanding or blasting. Do not use soda blasting, as you will run into problems with paint adheasion.

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Thanks all i really appreciate the replies they helped out alot
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