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Old 07-02-2018, 08:21 PM
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I bought this 95 to rebuild our 95 which was my wife's dad's truck. I want to coat and/or paint the frame/axles/under the cab and box. Do I sand blast everything or use a rust converter? I tried POR-15 and didn't have good results. I've seen quite a few people use Chassis Saver. What else is out there? I want a fairly smooth appearance. Is there an epoxy? I'm going to do some research and put what I find here.

The first I came across was from Eastwood. What do you think?
https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-2k-ceramic-chassis-black-satin-and-activator.html?SRCCODE=PLA00020&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI mNuc0L2B3AIVAQRpCh2pew35EAQYBSABEgIxo_D_BwE

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If you want a relatively smooth finish, you are going to need to blast it with something.
 
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Here is an hour long rust solution video. It discusses stripping/ sanding/ blasting, different products for the type of result you want and the process of using multiple products to stop rust and seal the metal so it won't start again. I think what is presented could be applied to any companies products if you have a different preference. I will look for other brands, this is just the first stuff that popped up on my search.

 
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If you want a relatively smooth finish, you are going to need to blast it with something.
I think that is the direction I'm heading. After watching that video, you can use high build primer on top of some of the coatings and then paint. It offered some different paths to a nice finish. Hopefully others jump in with what has or hasn't worked for them. I'll see what else I can dig up. I want to check out KBS, 3M, and Chassis Saver for sure.
 
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I've used Zero Rust to coat my frame, axles and rear springs. Doesn't require a lot of prep and my results have been very good.

https://www.zero-rust.com/
 
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I've used Zero Rust to coat my frame, axles and rear springs. Doesn't require a lot of prep and my results have been very good.

https://www.zero-rust.com/
Thanks, I'll check it out. Did you top coat it with anything?
 
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Did you top coat it with anything?
Nope - All I did was knock down the loose rust on the frame with a wire wheel in a 4" grinder, blow it off and apply the product with a paint brush. It adheres well and looks great. Zero Rust is available in several colors. I used black. My frame was very rusty and I wanted to keep it from getting any worse, since I plan to keep this truck awhile.
 
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Nope - All I did was knock down the loose rust on the frame with a wire wheel in a 4" grinder, blow it off and apply the product with a paint brush. It adheres well and looks great. Zero Rust is available in several colors. I used black. My frame was very rusty and I wanted to keep it from getting any worse, since I plan to keep this truck awhile.
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So I scored these today! I want to get them cleaned up and coated when I get home this time so next time I'm home I caa install them. The local body shop that's helping me learn body work has KBS Coatings. I don't want to wait for something to get shipped so if they have it in stock, I'm going to try it. Otherwise I'll see what Advanced has. I've used a couple KBS products and liked them.
 
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This is the stuff I'm going to try if they have it in stock.

https://www.kbs-coatings.com/stop-rust-paints.html
 
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