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Old 08-15-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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Spray Paint for Frame - Suggestions

Question - I will be painting the frame soon. Does anyone have a recommendation for a spray paint they like for a frame? I live in a dry climate (CO), and, this trailer is 33' long, and, time is valuable, so I will not be doing POR15. I'm just looking for a spray can paint that will protect and seal in some rust. I will be giving the frame a buff with a wire brush on angle grinder to be sure it's ready for paint. What kind of paint do you like and why? I do not have a sprayer setup, I just want rattle-can suggestions.

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Flat black Rustoleum
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Flat black Rustoleum
A specific type of rustoleum, or the basic old-guard?
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The basic stuff works for me. I paint my vehicles frames every few years with it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:27 PM   #5
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Rustoleum also makes primer specifically for priming over rust.
Big box orange and blue hardware usually have it.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum...&wl13=&veh=sem
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I used both Por15 and Rust bullet on my Argosy and prefer the Rust bullet. It is UV stable and a little goes a long way . I think I used 2 quarts on my frame . I realize you asked about spray paint but applying with a brush gets a much more complete coverage and does not take much more time . Summits shipping is very quick . Will be watching your build as I have a Streamline Duke that needs some attention .
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rsb-bsp/overview/
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On a side note , check out the build on this Silver Streak . Lots of great ideas just waiting to be borrowed . He did an awesome job !!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...er-116055.html
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I've had good luck with Rustoleum Rest Reformer. I used it on both of my trailer's tongues.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum...rosol/16652305

It might be less expensive to purchase a gallon
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Check Eastwood. They have spray paint/rust converter
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I used both Por15 and Rust bullet on my Argosy and prefer the Rust bullet. It is UV stable and a little goes a long way . I think I used 2 quarts on my frame . I realize you asked about spray paint but applying with a brush gets a much more complete coverage and does not take much more time . Summits shipping is very quick . Will be watching your build as I have a Streamline Duke that needs some attention .
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rsb-bsp/overview/

If your not worried about getting an autobody finish- nothing beats the old bush method for wetting the substrate on a microscope level. If your not absolutely not going to put the work into the prep... Cover your but and use a brush.
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Undercoating has a quick build and will protect against rocks and sand. I use it over the new paint or any place where the road could "sand blast" a finish off. The 1986 I am working on had two fender frame parts that the metal was full of holes due to road dirt impacts.
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If I were going the brush on route, I would use implement paint from Tractor Supply. I painted a utility trailer with it in 1998. It has been well used and sits out in the weather. The paint is still in good shape.
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Rustoleum Rust reformer first then follow up with gloss black. Just lightly remove any loose rust first.
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