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Old 07-11-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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OK, doing some serious grinder action / welding on my home made subframe.
Question is what should I paint it with once finished?

I intend to get it blasted or try and blast it myself. Then I guess Etch Primer? And then some chassis black?

Recomendations / advice on paint etc please
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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Por15 is very very good stuff - comes highly recommended.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
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Does it come in aerosol or is it just a brush on job. Etch primer first??
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brush on, if you sprayed it you would die, im sure its more toxic/dangerous than even 2-pack paint, required special prep google and read the datasheet
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I'm planning on using POR15 for the frame (both front and back) , the floor and sills and any other metalwork you can't see (ie under the carpets etc)
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etch primer X2 coats then a couple of coats of primer then chassis black
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its bad i know but i usually use red oxide primer and use hammerite, nice and cheap
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Cheers for the advice. POR 15 maybe then, but sounds toxic. Will look it up.

If there are any other alternatives that people have used, let me know. Ta
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POR15, been doing some research into this stuff, you only need etch primer on new metal really, you can paint the POR15 straight onto rust if you wanted.
As far as I can tell, this stuff really kicks ass, I mean really kicks ass, it has a 30 year guarentee!
You have to top coat anything that is in sunlight as it doesn't seem to be UV stabilized.
Shall be doing the whole 3 step process then a coat of chassis black on the entire underside of mine when I get to that stage, only going to do the 3 stage plus chassis black because I want to be certain the underside of my baby is bullet proof to the elements.

Rust Bullet was supposed to be an alternative, but I've seen nothing but bad reviews about it.
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powdercoat it. end of discussion
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POR15, been doing some research into this stuff, you only need etch primer on new metal really, you can paint the POR15 straight onto rust if you wanted.
As far as I can tell, this stuff really kicks ass, I mean really kicks ass, it has a 30 year guarentee!
You have to top coat anything that is in sunlight as it doesn't seem to be UV stabilized.
Shall be doing the whole 3 step process then a coat of chassis black on the entire underside of mine when I get to that stage, only going to do the 3 stage plus chassis black because I want to be certain the underside of my baby is bullet proof to the elements.

Rust Bullet was supposed to be an alternative, but I've seen nothing but bad reviews about it.
Yeah, just read up on it as well. I think finish the frame, have it blasted. Get it home, a quick degrease and then just brush paint POR 15. Dont think there will be much exposure to sunlight. Better check the cost of this stuff though.
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guys am about to change my floor panel...a complete one...i need to know after i attach the new panels...is there something i put on the panels from the inside or outside?

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Yep - Paint and carpets on the inside if you want to be comfortable.
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Yep - Paint and carpets on the inside if you want to be comfortable.
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make sure you put something on any welds. just primer will do inside.
as for the underside, you'll want to underseal it with POR15 or similar, as I said earlier, you'll need to etch primer new metal if using POR15.
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