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My frame is already at my buddy's body shop so I was going to have them paint it satin black - Eastwood has a paint that is strong, chip resistant etc. - Or should I send it out for powdercoating - I'm not building a show car just a nice weekend driver - any feedback?
 

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I just painted a '66 wagon frame two weekends ago...but I have previously had one ('67 Elky) powdercoated too.
Really, it's your call. A paint job is cheaper and easier to touch up as mentioned.
Cost me $240 for blasting and paint/supplies. Two coats epoxy primer and two coats 60% gloss acrylic enamel.
A full frame powdercoat job will run around $600 from my source. In fact, I just picked up all the bumper brackets from being powdercoated yesterday.
 

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hello, 15 years ago i had my frame sand blasted and then we sprayed it with dp 90 . it has never left the garage. it doesnt have a spec of rust at this point. I thought about painting it, but its the rocks, if it ever sees the road again. the rubberized coating should protect also. your choice. mike
 

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Im going to have my frame bed linered. It will hide the flaws and is very durable.

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for years i painted my frames, would put them between two engine stands and spin them as i painted-the last one i decided to have powder coated, took it up on a wed, picked it up fri morn. $350 he did a double coat, first coat got half baked, then applied second coat-sure was easier than painting
if i was doing one that was pretty pitted, after sand blasting, i prob. would fill and paint
 

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My convertible frame is getting galvanized and painted. Once it's galvanized, I'm going to lay down a coat of epoxy primer, then fill in any pits with some Evercoat Metal Glaze, sand it smooth, and lay some coats of Chassis Black down.
 

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I stand to be corrected here, but I read or thought I read that metal to metal and metal glaze are not compatible with epoxy, I looked up evercoat metal glaze and couldn't find what it was compatible with, anybody know if I'm dreaming or I what read, because I may use it if its okay.

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I stand to be corrected here, but I read or thought I read that metal to metal and metal glaze are not compatible with epoxy, I looked up evercoat metal glaze and couldn't find what it was compatible with, anybody know if I'm dreaming or I what read, because I may use it if its okay.

Rob
Metal Glaze is compatible with epoxy primers. I've been using it on my Charger on very small surface imperfections.
 

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I had my frame, all suspension parts, cross member, inner fenders, and rad support blasted and powdercoated for $560. The thing I liked best is I didnt have to do a thing but drop it off and pick it up. I think you can get paints that work just as well if not better, but sometimes you time is more valuable.
 
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