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Unread 03-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #2191
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should have had them powder coat it too while it was there!!! HA, that thing would have NEVER rusted!!!

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Unread 03-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #2192
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Obviously its not the same thing, but, in the oilfield we paint galvanized tanks all the time and they hold up well for years. We don't scuff, sand or etch them first.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #2193
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I Think the main thing is that the inside is Galvanized. So, stick to your plan and lightly blast the Scale off while giving the paint something to bite on to and paint as planned.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 04:53 PM   #2194
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Here's some more progress on the frame finish.

Here I've went over the entire frame smoothing out any runs, drips or rough places in the galvanized coating and and gave it a good cleaning with mineral spirits and Marine Clean. Then sandblasted the entire thing. I held the nozzle about 20" away from the surface and at about a 45 degree angle to the surface. All that's needed here is to provide something for the primer to grab. It looks like the matt finish you'd see on a stainless steel rifle.




Now it's in primer. I used Omni Au MP170 epoxy primer. Epoxy is recommended by the material I have read and I also called the manufacurer and this is what they said that they had that worked best.




Now for the paint. I ordered a couple of quarts of Bill Hirsh Super Black Chassis Undercarriage Paint for the final finish. Took an entire quart to really cover good. So now we get to see how it holds up after all is said and done.



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Unread 03-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #2195
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That's one purdy frame!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #2196
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Looks great Jim!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 05:16 PM   #2197
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Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #2198
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Nice real nice Jim

Makes you want to put on a clear tub!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #2199
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Very Very Nice!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #2200
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Nice real nice Jim

Makes you want to put on a clear tub!
Classic comment, Thomas!! I second that. Very, very nice, Jim.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 08:59 PM   #2201
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Awesome Jim! There's nothing better than building on a solid foundation!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #2202
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Nicest frame in the country! Congrats!

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Unread 03-15-2012, 12:37 AM   #2203
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does this mean we now get to watch the re-build? it does look fanflippingtastic!
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Unread 03-15-2012, 07:57 AM   #2204
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Obviously its not the same thing, but, in the oilfield we paint galvanized tanks all the time and they hold up well for years. We don't scuff, sand or etch them first.
In reading about painting over the galvanized finish you don't need to do the sandblasting if you apply the paint within 24 hours of getting it dipped or a year later. So that's why what you fellows do turns out good. The info I read said that painting during the 1 year time frame requires the most prep and that's where my job fell.

Thanks for all of the kind words my friends. Now I can start putting parts back on. I've got as pile stacked up to blast and paint and hope to get to that Saturday. Hopefully this will be the final assembly.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #2205
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So we'll see a rolling chassis by Sunday?




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