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Old 08-08-2007
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frame painting

my old 98 frame is lookin a little nasty.. its not rusty.. its just nasty and very unclean looking. my driveshaft has surface rust too. i was wondering what i needed to do to repaint them. it doesnt have to be perfect... but what do i need to do to make it last for a while.
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I go to wal mart and buy the cheapest black paint I can find. I then go wash my truck. The under body as well. Then I drive my 15 miles back home crawl under neath and start painting away.
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you can do what Josh does 2-3 times a year. which is what i have been doing. or you can buy some POR-15 and send some good time and money on it, and it should last for a long time.
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The reason your frame is dirty is because it is dipped in hot wax at the factory. Wax holds dirt.

What I do is clean loose dirt off the frame. Do not remove the wax coating, because it is actually very good at stopping rust. Then simply spray over the wax with whatever paint you want. Cheap paint is fine since the wax is still doing all of the protecting. The coat of paint on my frame has lasted over a year now.
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+1 on the POR 15, some good stuff
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What about something like this

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i used Rust-oleum stuff thats supposed to be able to be sprayed over rust...

it hasnt been on long but it looks good
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The reason your frame is dirty is because it is dipped in hot wax at the factory. Wax holds dirt.

What I do is clean loose dirt off the frame. Do not remove the wax coating, because it is actually very good at stopping rust. Then simply spray over the wax with whatever paint you want. Cheap paint is fine since the wax is still doing all of the protecting. The coat of paint on my frame has lasted over a year now.

up north in the snowy/salt areas that wax does not hold up but a few years.
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i see.. so its not hard then... i may do it tomorrow then..
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up north in the snowy/salt areas that wax does not hold up but a few years.
Well, not much does up there.
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i sanded down my drive shaft this evening, got rid of all the surface rust and ima go over one more time tmara, then im paintin it with a flat black rustoleum
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are you just leavin it on the truck to do it right? cause thats much easier and its my thinkin
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up north in the snowy/salt areas that wax does not hold up but a few years.
yeah my 98's frame is completely rust colored lol.
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undercoated frame and rustoleum for the rest. gotta paint it after each winter and halfway through the summer though.
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i got the idea from you yesterday, so i got under it with a wire brush and A hose...

- i rinsed the whole driveshaft
- scrubbed with wire brush section by section, rinse periodically
- repeat scrub and rinse until surface rust is gone (til it feels smooth)
(it'll still have rust color but it will feel smooth, do this on entire surface)
- dry the shaft throughly
- get 60 grit sandpaper and sand a lil at a time, periodically rinse
- do this until the driveshaft returns to original silver color
- rinse thoroughly
- get rustoleum, high heat, outdoor, or automotive grade paint in color of your choice
- paint coat by coat, allowing each coat to dry the time specified on your application

i did 4 coats and love it
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what do you all paint under there? everything?
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what do you all paint under there? everything?
anything you want
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Ha I just got done sandblasting and primering my frame today the NY salt roads will literally eat your truck believe I've found bad spots in the frame and had to replace my box because the fender wells were so bad ..I hate to take the flares off the front fenders...I'll probally cry ..... note to everyone moving north pa is not bad just watch ur stuff but if you move to ny powdercoat it or undercoat your crap REAL good and then within bout a year check it ull notice ....believe me...
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