I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: big blue painting frame
A few years back I painted the frame and underside of the body on my 84 K-5. I degreased it at the car wash, and then blasted it with soap and water. When I got to the fire station, I rinsed it down again with the garden hose and let it dry. I went at it with a wire brush in the crusty places and taped off things I didn't feel like pulling off, like shocks. Had I done it at home I would have removed the shocks. Anyway, I went with a gloss black, figured "I wanted it to look better,and black, so what the hell, may as well have a little shine". It turned out good too. I don't remember priming anything, maybe the axles and diff cover if I did. It lasted until I sold it. I plan on getting after my 97 soon, now that the little rust colors are starting to appear here and there under there. I don't think you will have a problem in the garage....wouldn't try it if you have a gas water heater in there though. Just to be safe. Besides, overspray might get on other things.