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Old 08-21-2006
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Painted frame to prep for Dixon Bros Bumper

Yesterday I took off my bumper and cleaned up and painted my frame, subframe, a-arms and such; my Dixon Bros Racing prerunner bumper should be here next week sometime! Also I got new BFG's last week!
I used some ultra-flat black spray paint. Used a wire brush and acetone to clean everything up first, then taped and papered everything that I didn't want painted.

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Installed switches for ABS on/off and e-fan off override.
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looks like fun!
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looks good
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Looks good I want to do that!
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What kind of paint did you use??? I need to do that, my truck looks like crap cause the suspension/frame is stained with the red clay we have here.
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I used Krylon Camouflage spray. It was $4.50 a can I believe >> http://krylon.com/main/product_templ...roduct_details

It says it can withstand exterior well, and every other paint i've used started chipping already. I like the ultra-flat look also, which is the only way it comes. I tried a few others on the frame on the rear of my truck.
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Very nice looks great that is something i have really been wanting to get around to.
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looks very nice... i shot mine with some 59 cent black spray paint from lowes lol, not sure how its doing now though
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Looks nice, I would have used POR-15 though on the frame. Form follows function folks.
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Looks nice, I would have used POR-15 though on the frame. Form follows function folks.

Yeah, I should have. I know the paint won't last too long like that would. But it looks nice now and i'll touch it up if needed in the future.
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nice. thats something i need to do soon. northeast sucks
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Yeah, but the POR-15 has to cure for some time, doesn't it? I will probably do it one weekend soon, when I haven't got anything to do.
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I'm not exactly sure what to do with it, i've seen it recommended somewhere.
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