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painting the frame.

i want to paint my frame, i actually started it in sections, but its a pain to scrape off that frame coating, then sanding it to get everything off, i know theres rust remover sprays that you can get, but what about the frame coating? whats a quick way to get it off, some kind of solvent or anything?

also since its getitng warm again, its time to clean my engine, theres some baked on crap on my manifold and whtanot, is there a powerful cleaning spray i can get that will clean some of that up nicely, or is that on there to stay?

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Wire wheel on an angle grinder/drill to get the frame clean is gonna be the fastest. I haven't had good luck with herculiner. I read the can afterwards and it says it won't stick to unpainted surface. This next time i am gonna use 2 part expoxy primer.
For the engine use simple green. I use that to prep the frame before paint to.
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that aircraft paint remover stuff gets it off so easy, just read all the warnings before using it, its bad stuff to get on you, you can get it at almost any auto parts store, be sure to prime before you paint! and clean the surface real well ofcourse
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I use a wire wheel as well, gets it nice and smooth.
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pshhhh what the heck do you need to paint the frame for haha.
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its too rusty and with a BL you see too much of it haha. i have to spend as little money as possible right now, but i can't stop working on my truck, i'd go mad.

i used a air gun with a sanding disk on it to sand down the section i did, went pretty good, but so i didn't clog up the disk i used a cabinet scraper to get as much of the coating off as possible, i'll have to look into that aircraft paint remover, but is it safe to rinse down the road or use it outdoors?
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honestly you live in the Frozen area also you cant stop it it will just come back..

Go to Home Depot they have $00.97 cans of paint called "Quick Color" in a grey label

takes about 5-6 cans put a mask on and go to town i usually pull my tires off to do it and put it on jack stands do it every spring..
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honestly you live in the Frozen area also you cant stop it it will just come back..

Go to Home Depot they have $00.97 cans of paint called "Quick Color" in a grey label

takes about 5-6 cans put a mask on and go to town i usually pull my tires off to do it and put it on jack stands do it every spring..
Ditto!
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What the toughest Paint for a frame? like rust coat?
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What the toughest Paint for a frame? like rust coat?
best thing is pull everything off and get it powder coated and cleared. then reassemble..
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As far as the motor goes Simple Green is the only thing I would use doesnt hurt anything and is 100% biodegradable. For the fame I am interested in what you decide to use while I am installing my BL in the next few weeks I might just do this all at the same time
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I don't understand what this 'rust' thing you speak of is.......
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the rust, is probably whats under all the mud on your frame haha
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^ Me either? Florida FTW
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haha, it doesn't snow here. I've never seen rust in my life!
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haha, it doesn't snow here. I've never seen rust in my life!
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seriously, for living in Ontario, you are wasting time and money on this project. Just keep the frame undercoated. You'll thank yourself in about 5 years after your frame is still in 1 piece.
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What the toughest Paint for a frame? like rust coat?
POR-15 (paint over rust) nothing short of a chisel or a grinder will get it off once it dries if the surface is prepped right. $40 for a quart but its worth every penny.
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POR-15 (paint over rust) nothing short of a chisel or a grinder will get it off once it dries if the surface is prepped right. $40 for a quart but its worth every penny.
oh it comes off LOL did my hitch in it.. even had it sand blasted first lol.. its not bullet proof...
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x2!! my small time in STL didnt doo too much either lol
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I'm with Herm on that one Razor. you suck. haha.

Mike; i know for living in ontario its a bit of a waste, but i can't stand looking at rust on an 08, so if i have to do a half assed job touching it up every spring, im fine with that.
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even had it sand blasted first lol.. .
thats where you went wrong, it doesnt like a fresh metal suraface, it bonds to rust.
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I'm with Herm on that one Razor. you suck. haha.

Mike; i know for living in ontario its a bit of a waste, but i can't stand looking at rust on an 08, so if i have to do a half assed job touching it up every spring, im fine with that.
Well if you're gonna do it, use POR-15. That stuff is amazing.
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Just before you paint the metal, wire brush any rust off, use fine grit cloth back emery cloth (keep it wet so it doenst clog). Then clean all metal with Acetone. scrub it with acetone. Prime and Paint... Paint will stick until severe impacts.
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no rust on my truck yet....lots of oil spray haha
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