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Old 08-22-2004, 06:50 PM
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I powder coat everything except body sheet metal - frames, suspension, fender wells, engine blocks & heads, clear powder coat all my polished aluminum like tranny cases, valve covers, etc. Impervious to virtually every chemical (including brake fluid, great for master cylinders) except paint stripper which takes it off easily. Infinite color selection including candies, no UV problems, penetrates inside tubulars due to the electrostatic charged powder. And is about as tough as you can get.
In total agreement with Willys. Have used POR-15 on many applications but found that powercoating is much more durable and tough as all get out!

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POR15 or powdercoat

I think powder coat would probably be the way to go. However, I mostly work on motorcycles and like a lot of motorcycle guys I use Varathene Colours in Plastic on frames. It's cheap, sprays easy, looks fantastic and is pretty durable. I know that car frames take more of a beating than bikes, but it might be worth a try.
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just my two cents. i love zero-rust. used it on the inside and under my truck cab. my trucks frame i sandblasted the whole thing and covered with industrial red oxide primer then black frame paint. awesome. why bother with anything else anyway? if you are showing it then powdercoat it i guess, or just plain have lots of money. my powdercoater up here will do a whole rack for about $150 tho. anything you can hang on the rack for one price. it just all has to be the same color tho.
if you can sandblast it with a big time sandblaster do so, those little ones really suck bad. i recently pc'd my 41 scout frame parts and it was the biggest mistake i ever made. they look great now but had to be done twice each or more because of hidden hard to get out 60 yr old grease, which heats up and streaks the "paint" and has to be re-blasted and re done. when i worked at a sign company we left long steel poles out in the rain and the rain just beaded up on the red oxide like it was a new car finish. i dont see how you can beat it. easy to grind off to weld, or paint to fix. just dont ask me what brand it was, the painter used what he had laying around.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:13 PM
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just my two cents. i love zero-rust. used it on the inside and under my truck cab. my trucks frame i sandblasted the whole thing and covered with industrial red oxide primer then black frame paint. awesome. why bother with anything else anyway? if you are showing it then powdercoat it i guess, or just plain have lots of money. my powdercoater up here will do a whole rack for about $150 tho. anything you can hang on the rack for one price. it just all has to be the same color tho.
if you can sandblast it with a big time sandblaster do so, those little ones really suck bad. i recently pc'd my 41 scout frame parts and it was the biggest mistake i ever made. they look great now but had to be done twice each or more because of hidden hard to get out 60 yr old grease, which heats up and streaks the "paint" and has to be re-blasted and re done. when i worked at a sign company we left long steel poles out in the rain and the rain just beaded up on the red oxide like it was a new car finish. i dont see how you can beat it. easy to grind off to weld, or paint to fix. just dont ask me what brand it was, the painter used what he had laying around.
I have to agree with you 100%. ZR out performs POR15 on rust issues, is a heck of a lot cheaper, is easier to work with, is available in rattle cans, can be resealed for later (months later) use, and for me, has just the right amount of semi-gloss for a frame.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:13 PM
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I'm not too much into painting, but like powder coating, an Epoxy primer, or top coat is the best to use. Can't get any better rust protection than epoxy now can ya?

I also had my Olds SSII wheels powder coated from someplace in manassas 2 years ago and the car has sat for a year since, no rust what so ever and no chips. Especially for wheels, paint just does not work, you need to get them powder coated.
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