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best paint for frame?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 400hp408sb, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. 400hp408sb

    400hp408sb Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 25

    I'm going to be sandblasting and painting the frame of my '87 chevy 3/4 ton truck. I am also going to blast the axle housings and repainting them as well. My question is what is the best type of paint out there to use. I don't want to use krylon or rustoleum products. I'd prefer something that goes on thicker than that and that will last a long while. I use this truck for mud racing/truck pulls. I used rustoleum on the rear end originally and it started peeling a year later, and yes that was after blasting down to bare metal. I figure some of you boys must have done this before and was hoping to get some recommendations. Thanks
     
  2. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    linex or rhino lined if it was me thats what i'd do. seen it on trucks once seemed like a great idea.
     
  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    por 15 is good stuff
     
  4. Boondox

    Boondox Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I've used POR15 on my old Dodge, and it does a fantastic job, but using it correctly isn't always easy. The good part is if you follow the directions the stuff is bombproof and indestructible.

    Auto Restorer mag recently did a test of rust compounds and their #1 choice was Rust Encapsulator from Eastwood. I've never tried it, but will.

    Pete
    2002 Chevy K1500
    1957 Dodge K8-D100
    1999 Kubota L3010HST
     
  5. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    Yes, following the destructions is very important with por 15.....a word of warning though, dont get it on your skin. Nothing takes it off and I do mean nothing one it cures. Stuff is fairly expensive too....
     
  6. 400hp408sb

    400hp408sb Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 25

    You guys have pointed me in the right direction. Thanks a lot for your help. I'll be doing more research on por 15, Rust Encapsulator, and a product called zero rust. Thanks again.
     
  7. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    We had the Zero-Rust brand and weren't impressed with it... we found POR15 to be a superior product, but you will pay a lot more for it.

    Although I will admit that we may have had a bad batch of the ZR, it dried kinda funky even in the can (may have been very old).

    I'm sure it's still better than Rustoleum or Tremclad... I did most of my frame this year (over the rust) with Tremclad but I am planning on oil spraying as well.
     
  8. Boondox

    Boondox Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I had really poor results with Zero Rust. It scratches easily, and those scratches start the rust thing going all over again.

    Pete
    2002 Chevy K1500
    1957 Dodge K8-D100
    1999 Kubota L3010
     
  9. ABM

    ABM Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I painted my buddies '70 chevelle frame with POR 15 and it is an industructable product. I just brushed it on by hand and it looks perfect. We even hit it with a hammer to try to chip it but it wouldn't.