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  • #16
    Originally posted by BigOCj5 View Post
    How much POR-15 would you need to do a whole frame on the outside?? Quart??
    Quart is perfect about $40, and should cover two coats with a brush

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bwilli2 View Post
      I sand blasted the frame. Por15, then primered while Por was still slightly tacky and after everthing was dry, Eastwood chassis coat black. What a PIA, but it does look good. After all that work and expense, the $300 quote I got from the local race shop to sand blast and powder coat the frame doesn't sound so bad.

      If I had it to do over, I would pay the $300.
      That would have been a bargain!
      I used Varaprime (AKA "Liquid Death")
      Followed with urethane primer and a urethane top coat. I'll post a pic when I get home.


      Home now:

      http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...ramePaint2.jpg

      http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...ramePaint1.jpg

      http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...ramePaint3.jpg

      http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...ramePaint4.jpg
      Last edited by NOCHEEPGAS; 10-24-2008, 08:33 PM. Reason: add photos

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      • #18
        the cobwebs that float up are pretty easy to avoid

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        • #19
          when welding galvanized metals I meant in my last post

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          • #20
            Originally posted by matzilla View Post
            when welding galvanized metals I meant in my last post
            Whew! I didn't think I had cobwebs in my paint!

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            • #21
              that is a beautiful paintjob on that frame. What is with the flames?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by OnlyinaJeepCJ View Post
                POR 15 is great stuff and I would use it on many things, but after sandblasting, I went with a local hot dip galvanizer. Total protection inside and out. I did 3 frames that averaged 175 bucks each. I would have spent that on all the POR stuff and shipping and then labor to do it. Not talking you out of it, just showing there are options. I love that as far as rust, I'm not worrying about the frame again.
                Hot dipping does weaken metal, have to take that into account doing structural analysis. However, probably not much of an issue in this case.

                My main concern would be the rotational/twisting forces of heavy off-roading causing the galvinizing to develope hairline cracks and then getting moisture in behind those cracks. Galvinizing is not a very flexible coating.

                Worked with the stuff for close to 30years - drop-off/pick-up at the local plater, a pallet or two of steel pieces a week.

                Regards,

                Don

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by matzilla View Post
                  that is a beautiful paintjob on that frame. What is with the flames?
                  Made a shackle reversal and needed to widen the frame 1/4" there, so I decided to make it out of the ordinary.

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