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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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So I am planning on taking my frame in to get it sand blasted this week. I am just looking for some diy advice on painting my frame when I get it back. Does anyone have a paint that they recommended I want something that is going to hold up. What is your advice?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:22 PM   #2
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por-15 or tractor paint. both are tough as nails.
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some decent primer and then a couple of coats of enamel.

POR-15 is crap, the metal has to be rusty for it to stick, if it isnt it just peels, it is not UV resistant so it has to be top coated, its horribly messy, and even then the metal can rust underneath and the coating flakes off.

and i know i am not the only one with this feeling as well. check CK5, Pirate, Pavementsucks, or even other auto websites.

i sand blasted my 1 tons, the D60 i POR'd and topcoated, the 14 bolt i used red primer and auto enamel, the front is rusty again, the rear is still shiny and rust free.
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some decent primer and then a couple of coats of enamel.

POR-15 is crap, the metal has to be rusty for it to stick, if it isnt it just peels, it is not UV resistant so it has to be top coated, its horribly messy, and even then the metal can rust underneath and the coating flakes off.

and i know i am not the only one with this feeling as well. check CK5, Pirate, Pavementsucks, or even other auto websites.

i sand blasted my 1 tons, the D60 i POR'd and topcoated, the 14 bolt i used red primer and auto enamel, the front is rusty again, the rear is still shiny and rust free.
agreed. I have used por-15 many times and its finicky as fukc .
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Have the shop that is blasting it hit it with a good self etching primer. I sprayed mine with two coats of black emron and two coats of clear.
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Has any one used Eastwood's Self Etching Weld thru Primer ? If so how well it works
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keep in mind... Jeep frames don't rust from the OUTSIDE where you're painting. it's the mud and muck and moisture on the INSIDE that rusts the fames.

painting will only make it LOOK good - may as well just use spray paint then you can touch it up whenever. but no matter what it looks like on the outside, you can't do much aobut the innerds..
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I have done both my jeeps in a product called "chassis saver" check out there web site and go from there. I have only good things to say about it, the stuff even holds up to brake fluid and carb cleaner. The one Jeep i painted its frame over 3 years ago still looks good and its been driven thru all kinds of crap ....just my 2 cents and your all right , they rust from the inside out!
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Thank you I think I will use the chassis saver stuff. I can only read good things about it online.
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Brush on a nice even coat of Rustoleum primer/paint. once a year hose the frame down and touch up as necissary.

Por-15 peels off of clean steel in big flakes as soon as the moisture gets under it. If you were not sand blasting por15 would be perfect.

This spring when I pulled the tub off my jeep I brushed on 2 coats of gloss black and 5 months later There is one spot the size of a quarter that's rusty, I removed a self drilling screw from the spot and brushed over it sealing the hole when the tub was off. When I noticed it I hit it with a wire brush and no paint flakes came off, I welded the hole shut and brushed over it again.
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i have used chassis saver as well, though better than POR, it is still not all that.

i blasted the axles on my ram and coated them with C.S. and then hit them with several coats of black enamel, and after one winter rust is coming back thru.

self etch primer and emron as suggested would be your best bet.
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