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Username Post: how much paint for frame        (Topic#273736)
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12-19-11 11:47 AM - Post#2170326    

How much paint should I purchase to paint the frame of my "35 Chevy after it's sandblasted. It's about 98 s.f. of area. I’m going to use polyurethane or is POR15 more durable?

Edited by lamothe1 on 12-19-11 11:55 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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12-26-11 12:17 PM - Post#2172509    
    In response to lamothe1

It varies widely. It depends on how many coats you do, and what product you use. It also depends on the frame.

POR15 will usually take up to 3 quarts - if you do it all at once. IF you try to do it in spurts, it will take more because once you open a can of it, it usually goes bad unless you REALLY seal it properly.

Poly - it will depend on how many coats you do.

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06-28-17 04:14 PM - Post#2697906    
    In response to Vaughn

when i use por 15 i never open the lid, instead i put a hole in the lid and pour it from there, then i clean the area around the hole and use electrical tape over the hole, it lasts a long time, it does take longer to put the paint in a cup but it does last longer

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06-28-17 08:36 PM - Post#2697960    
    In response to lamothe1

I wouldn't POR15 it. Use quality automotive paint products and you'll be much further ahead. If you're spraying it in a gun and doing the suspension parts too I would think maybe 1/2 a gallon.

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07-03-17 06:52 PM - Post#2698618    
    In response to 65_Impala

I just use an epoxy enamel on frames and have had really good results.

Eastwood's internal frame coating and wand/snake thingy are really good, too. Best of all, it can be cleaned out and reused for most paints.

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07-04-17 06:02 AM - Post#2698667    
    In response to KShortell

I cleaned -power washed my frame and then used some wax grease remover and shot it with some chassis saver paint = 2 qts .Done this on my 63 Impala paint turned out great and pretty durable

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