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Chassis paint question

Post by Marty Bufalini » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:17 pm

I did a forum search with no luck. I think there was a thread about chassis paint. From what I remember, it was a brush on paint that would not show brush marks and was hard as nails.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Post by mtntee20 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:01 pm

You also have POR 15, and Chassis Saver. I have used both of these and can recommend either but I like the Chassis Saver more. It's thicker paint

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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by Marty Bufalini » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:34 pm

Gentlemen, Thank you!


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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by fordorgalore » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:38 pm

Marty, I use Automotive Grey Rustbullet for the primer and Blackshell Rustbullet for the black finish. Its as close to powder coating as you can get. It can be ordered thru www.rustbullet.com.


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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by mtntee20 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:02 pm

Thought must be taken as to the rustproofing put on a frame.

It must be high quality to last, to adhere, and to prevent rust. A very important consideration: Seeing cracks, should they develop, BEFORE they grow to failure.

Powder coating is great in a lot of places but cracks can develop under the powder coat and not be visible until it's too late. I considered spray on truck bed liner. Same disadvantage. A good quality rust paint is the answer I believe. Your mileage may vary and I respect your choices. I'm just trying to enlighten my Model T buddies.

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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by rgould1910 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:36 pm

I used brush on POR 15 reluctantly because I thought the brush marks would show. They don't. I was very impressed. I used a quality bristle brush on a sanded but not sandblasted frame if that makes a difference. In the past I've sprayed DP 90 epoxy primer, but this POR 15 has that beat hands down.

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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:52 pm

While Rustolium does not stay shinny that is what I used. Has held up just fine for over 15 years. Wire bushed the frame, used Rustolium rusty metal primer and black over that.
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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:25 pm

I like Van Sickle enamel. https://www.vansicklepaint.com/ It flows on well and is fairly durable. It is inexpensive compared to many paints. It does dry slow and does not have a high gloss but an original look to my eyes. I use Por 15 for inside panels as it has poor UV resistance. Rustolium is also nice but slow drying. The slow drying lets the brush marks flow out.
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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by Marty Bufalini » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 pm

Great suggestions! Now I gotta do my homework!!
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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by Original Smith » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:53 am

I've always used gloss black Rustoleum on all my cars. I spray it on. In fact, it's the first thing I do before I start assembling the car. Be sure to weld up any non original holes in the frame before painting.

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Re: Chassis paint question

Post by Tim Rogers » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:43 am

Mark Gregush wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:52 pm
While Rustolium does not stay shinny that is what I used. Has held up just fine for over 15 years. Wire bushed the frame, used Rustolium rusty metal primer and black over that.
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