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Backrack painting

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by chevyzrule810, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    My backrack is starting to rust so I'm looking to paint it.What is the best paint to use?Any help is much appreciated
     
  2. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,257

    POR is the best! Use it as a base coat then cover with a name brand!! It don't like UVs, but it will never rust again
     
  3. Bighammer

    Bighammer Member
    Messages: 99

    Locally, we have a welding shop where you can drop it off, and they sandblast and powdercoat. It's very reasonably priced (last check it was a flat rate charge by weight of items) You might check to see what's in your area.
     
  4. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    I prefer por 15. I used it on my previous set of push plates & it held t well.
     
  5. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    First coat with POR 15 then cover with oil base rustoleum?
     
  6. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 757


    Yeppers...looks as good as new !!
     
  7. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    POR 15 fades and turns purple if you do not top coat it.

    I use rustoleum with "Transstar super wet look" hardner and cut it with enamel reducer. I mix 8:2:1. Paint, hardner and reducer respectively. I even used it with a brush or a foam brush if you don't want to spray it. I just painted my lower A-frame last week with this and used a foam brush. It levels out and then hardens like hard candy.