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Who has done a........

Who here has done a frame off restoration ?
What did you use ? bedliner ? regular paint? ETC
How did it turn out ? How well did the product last / hold up ?

Tell me your stories of what you did and how it turned out.
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i did a 55 chevy pickup . took the frame and had it sandblasted , then took it to a collision shop where they sprayed it with a semi gloss black .
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id love to do that with mine...

but on the 4th of july i just took a piece of steel wool and cleaned the frame down got some black paint and a brush and started going at it..
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I'm doing mine when I take the bed of to lower, I'm gonna use gloss black rustoleum or semi-gloss
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I'm gonna use gloss black rustoleum or semi-gloss

i used the semi-gloss and looks great
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A friend of mine had one done to his old vette. He had the fram powder coated. This is by far the best option but usually the most expensive as well.
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When I do the 84 (don't know when it'll be), I'm going to have it sand blasted and use Eastwood Chassis paint. Or if I can find a place to powder coat it locally for a good price possibly a satin black, not quite flat but not glossy either. It'll probably be the East wood stuff though.
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if you are going to do a FULL off body restoration. Ensurethe frame os EXACTLY like tye frame will be like when the truck is done, all holes drilled, filled, etc. Then take the frame to a shop that KNOWS what they are doing in the field of doing a restoration, them have the frame powder coated. it will last longer than the origanal frame caoting, that is for sure..
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Thanks for the reply's ....... i was thinking about using some stuff called POR 15 , around here the off road guys sware by it, tough, dureable, and highly scratch resistant.

And since mine will be mostly a show n shine kinda build i thought i'de try it.
Powder coat out here is $ 1000

That was a great idea to fill all the holes in the frame that will not be used, it will make for a lot cleaner looking frame.

Thanks again
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im gonna be doing that to my mercedes in about 2 or 3 years so ill let you know then how it turns out
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I want to do this, take the cab/bed off the frame, but WOW ALOT of work...I'd use the POR-15.
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POR15 left to open uv rays will fade and will be useless if you dont use a paint to cover it.
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I due originality, but I am not sure if you are talking old cars or your ranger. I am starting a frame off resto of my Cadillac this winter. I will have the frame blasted primed painted and undercoated just like it was from the factory. I will also use a lot of filler to smooth out the pitting from the 31 MN winters. Although it hasn't seen snow since 1992

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i would deff. reccomend por 15
thats what i used. i really like it.
hard to srcatch it off
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Do i have to use the POR 15 directly on th metal or can i smooth out the frame with putty and then use the POR 15 ?
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POR15 is the way to go. I beleive it has to be metal to metal, and ideally if you have a vthin layer of rust it will be best. POR stand for Paint Over Rust.
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POR15 is the way to go. I beleive it has to be metal to metal, and ideally if you have a vthin layer of rust it will be best. POR stand for Paint Over Rust.

Thanks for the info dude !
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No problem, in the most recent season of trucks they did a rebuild on an S-10 and they used POR on the frame.

Here is the website. The stuff isn't cheap, but it should work for protecting the frame.

http://www.por15.com/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx
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