If you have access to an air spray gun (Binks, Devillebiss etc.)
1. After the frame is sandblasted, wipe it down with Lacquer thinner. (
make sure you wear goggles) Let Dry .
2. Apply a thin coat of Zinc Phosphate (reduce with appropriate
3. After that dries then apply a couple of coats of Red oxide primer (reduce
4. let that dry at least a day.
5. scuff sand the primer lightly with 600 grit WET sand paper. (use water
6. After it is dry paint with your favorite color paint. Use Acrylic
Enamel with the proper reducer, you can also get a hardening agent with that.
Your auto body supply shop will be able to get the appropriate supplies
together for you. PLease read the directions on the cans. Also wear eye
protection when mixing the liquids.
Dupont makes the Zinc Phosphate. An excellent rust inhibitor.
Hope this info helps and good luck,
Pat 63 Spitfire
Bowen, Patrick A wrote:
> I pulled the body off of my frame this weekend and am currently stripping it
> down to prepare it for sandblasting and eventual repainting. The car will
> be painted British Racing Green and I was assuming to paint the frame the
> same color. Is there anything special I need to put on the frame or do to
> it before I paint. Or do I just paint?
> Also, I have been painting most of the suspension components with
> Rust-o-leum will this be good/hard enough or am I just wasting paint and
> Thanks Patrick Bowen
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