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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2002, 01:07 AM
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Hey blue I was looking at your post when you painted your frame and i am wanting to do mine also. I agree that it looks a hell of a lot better painted black instead of having that rusty look. What kind of paint did u use, how much, where did u buy it, and what kind of prep work was involved? Sorry for all the questions.
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When I did mine on the black truck I used rustoleum flat black. Took about 4 cans cause I did alot of layers.

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did yall paint the frame under the doors also? And would it be a bad idea to paint in an open garage?

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I painted them in the driveway. I painted from bumper to bumper. Just the outside visible side though, not the inside.

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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.

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if you get some decent black undercoating, it not only paints it, but also protects it from rust better then just spray paint.

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I used rattle can rustoilium gloss black. Worked well and sticks awsome. I took a high pressure steam ginny across it and it couldnt take it off.


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Hey Zoffroader,

When you installed your zero rate kit, did you have to but new, longer u-bolts? I ducked under my truck last night and it looks like I will have to buy some longer ones.

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neo yes i had to buy new u-bolts. the old ones had only like 1 in left but to be on the safe side i went ahead and forked out 30 bucks for the new ones.

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well I dont see any point in answering this post NOW since everyone else has. but to add my say in. I used "Krylon- Rust Tough- enamel. Gloss black. I first did it in flat black which is what yall saw in my pictures. but then I went over everything in gloss black. after a few rains the glossy shine goes away and leaves you with just a nice black paint. i'll go snap a shot of it a little later maybe.



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