Last step prep?? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2006, 10:48 AM
oldguy829's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Swapping to rack and pinion steering
Last journal entry: 53 coupe
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Antonio Tx
Age: 71
Posts: 565
Wiki Edits: 88

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Last step prep??

We have been stripping the frame to repaint it (It was done about 25 years ago and the paint just lifted off with a scraper). Under the top coat is a dark primer that seems to be very tight. It only came off where we did welding, mods, etc. and burned it off. We are finally ready to paint it, but since we only work on it on weekends, it will sit all week. What should we do before we apply the new primer? fresh sand the bare spots? use some kind of acid wash? Some other paint prep? Remember we are dealing with = original primer/bare metal/bondo. Thanks,

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2006, 11:41 AM
Rob Keller's Avatar
AKA:"SLOWRIDE66"take it easy!
 
Last wiki edit: How to post pictures on a forum
Last journal entry: 85 Suburban
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central Florida U.S.A.
Age: 48
Posts: 4,297
Wiki Edits: 38

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Zinc Cromate Primer

3M seems to be a good brand name & you can get it in a spray bomb


R
__________________
"SlowRide66"

"Illegitimis non carborundum"
Don't let the bastards grind you down!

Crankshaft Coalition Master List of Hotrodding Forums
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2006, 12:24 PM
GMW GMW is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 173
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'd sand blast it on a day when I could bring it home right away and shoot it with epoxy primer, then reapply any bondo for smoothing if thats why your applying it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2006, 12:58 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,429
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 58
Thanked 163 Times in 152 Posts
Last hour of the day is for primering any bare spots..rest of it may be fine..

OMT
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2006, 04:23 AM
oldguy829's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Swapping to rack and pinion steering
Last journal entry: 53 coupe
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Antonio Tx
Age: 71
Posts: 565
Wiki Edits: 88

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
last step prep

OK, I hear you. From now on the last hour of the day will be devoted to primering any bare metal. What this means is I can't slip out and work on it for an hour in the evening, because I don't have time to stop and paint.
So I did the unthinkable and spent many hours last sunday stripping the frame, and putting a thin layer of bondo over the rough spots, and going to bed at 10 PM, without painting the bare spots. So what do I do next Sunday afternoon when I get back on it? Specifically, what do I do about the bare spots that have been sitting all week?
Surely you have been interupted, and had to leave some bare metal set longer than you wanted. What did you do about it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2006, 05:10 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,429
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 58
Thanked 163 Times in 152 Posts
I just hit it with some sand paper and carry on..should not be all that much rust to deal with..one can do the zinc chromate deal as well with a spray can in that event..

I do understand about the hobby deal as I do that at home myself..

OMT
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2006, 08:53 AM
oldguy829's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Swapping to rack and pinion steering
Last journal entry: 53 coupe
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Antonio Tx
Age: 71
Posts: 565
Wiki Edits: 88

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks. that's what I needed to know. someone else mentioned the zinc chromate primer, I'll check it out. All I know about is the good 2 stage primer that has to be mixed in the proper amount for a small job, which means more clean up than paint time, or the worthless primer in a rattle can.
For the next project - can i strip a small section and rattle can it as i go with this zinc chromate primer, and then scuff the whole thing one day and shoot it with epoxy primer? that would sure make life easier.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2006, 09:13 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,429
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 58
Thanked 163 Times in 152 Posts
That would be a good way to go..just clean and sand good before applying epoxy..I keep 2 5 gal buckets with lids to clean my guns and do the rough clean in one and the final clean in another..saves time and solvent..

Zinc chromate should be available at your jobber or paint store..

OMT
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oil change- step by step instructions for women and men Fireball Hotrodders' Lounge 38 08-30-2008 07:39 AM
Online Step by step photo help. Halloweenking Body - Exterior 9 12-12-2004 09:04 PM
step by step! Chucks,57 Hotrodders' Lounge 3 03-16-2003 07:38 AM
Rebuilding my first Q-jet carb and need step by step. MopaRV Engine 8 12-31-2002 03:41 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.