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Paint or Powder Coat?
« on: Dec 03, 2008, 07:52:05 AM »
So i am about to SAS my 88 Xcab EFI and don't want to neglect the frame. I can't make my mind up Paint "100 or so bucks and alot of time" or sandblast and powder "about 550". SO!

Whos done what? What holds up? Pics? Problems? Help?
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 03, 2008, 08:41:36 AM »
are you gonna show it?  If you are going to show it and not wheel it which would mean that it would be a pavement rig then spend the money and powder coat.  but if you are going to wheel it paint it and carry a can in the truck so when you pull off the trail you can fix the scratches right there and you will be looking pretty all the way home.  or don't paint it and spend the money elsewhere.  but if i was going to do anything i would just paint it cause its cheap.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2008, 09:15:03 AM »
Idk bout either why not just leave it factory and just clean it up. ive seen people paint the front part of the frame you can see. there is a paint that is super heavy duty.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2008, 11:53:38 AM »
Black Rustoleum Semigloss or flat...  :thumbs:

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2008, 12:09:37 PM »
Black Rustoleum Semigloss or flat...  :thumbs:
x2 thats what i use too...in fact...my entire truck is spray painted
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2008, 03:06:17 PM »
"are you gonna show it?"

No it's not a show truck i will be off roading it. I am trying to make sure the truck will last and i will have it down to the frame by the time i'm done anyway. Less work to have it powder coated but more money. i dunno. spray paint just seems to fail over time!
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2008, 03:32:15 PM »
That is what i figured but you weren't specific as to what you really wanted to do with it.  And even if spray paint doesn't hold up you can always buy a another can, and its cheap.  But if you are going to tear it up just spray paint it, if you do a couple coats it will last for a while.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 03, 2008, 03:39:20 PM »
Black Rustoleum Semigloss or flat...  :thumbs:

i use this too...seems to hold up nicely and last quite a long time if you prep everything correctly...plus way cheaper than PC.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 03, 2008, 03:39:36 PM »
i wouldnt waste the money on getting it powdercoated. if its not a show truck, then give it a couple coats of gloss spary paint and itll look fine, then if it get scratched or whatever, its a cheap fix to have it good as new again. :twocents:
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 03, 2008, 04:07:34 PM »
i carry a can of rustolem with me where ever i go=) what u should try is navy primer..its tough stuff...only like 10bucks a gallon. can find it at a army surplus store..its what they use on the bottem of destroyers. or id get 8 cans of stove  black...extremely tough as well..and can be found at any store that sells wood stoves.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2008, 07:24:47 PM »
paint. otherwise, do everything you'll ever want done to your frame before it's powdercoated. I'd hate to have to grind off powdercoat to weld on sliders or change springs and end up spraypainting it.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2008, 07:28:12 PM »
yeah make it look good...but not to the point where its a deturent to off roading=/ i kno a couple of ppl that have done that  :shake_head:

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 05, 2008, 12:34:25 PM »
Rustoleum construction grade primer or paint.  Its easy to spray, and is plenty durable. 
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 05, 2008, 12:45:21 PM »
x2, there is a runner here in town painted orange with a spray powder coat...

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #14 on: Dec 08, 2008, 08:51:45 AM »
powder coating would be cool. i thought about doing my frame when i had it striped down. The only reason i didnt go with powder coating is that you cant do any work on the frame after the PC is done. with out messing up your fancy finish. so that means everytime you need to weld on your frame you will have to remove the PC and and then re paint. so just paint it in the first place.
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 19, 2008, 09:34:02 PM »
Paint it. Unless you are done and dont plan on welding anything to the truck like sliders maybe i am just biased because i hate grinding thru powder coat.

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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 29, 2008, 09:40:06 PM »
Unless you have extra money to spend, I would not powder coat it, especially if you still plan on working on your truck (Shock towers, sliders, exo, etc...) If all of that is done and you really want to do it, then I say go for it, it is your truck make it custom. But if it were mine I personally would not waste my money on it... Just my  :twocents:
 
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Re: Paint or Powder Coat?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 04, 2009, 09:46:43 PM »
all i say is....put like 6 coats on each wheel...get that stove black. cuz when u go to the carwash to pressure was ur truck...if u dont got the coats...ull be like...why is my rim metallic looking.

 
 
 
 
 

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