Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Frame priming and painting question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Burlington, ON
    Posts
    1,409
    Time Online: 6 Mths 2 Wks 2 Days 10 Hrs 18 Mins 21 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 16 Mins 12 Secs
    Rep Power
    7

    Frame priming and painting question

    Hey Guys, since I got my new rust free mint YJ frame from Blenheimboy I have wanted to coat it to make sure it stays that way for years to come as it will be my dd when I turn 16. Now yes people have told me to use epoxy primers but I can only seem to find them in the US and the ones here in canada are way over priced. Now I have found for a really good deal some regular frame primer that I was thinking of using. Now if I sprayed the frame down with a few coats of regular primer then a gloss paint over it will that protect the frame? The inside of the frame will be coated to ofcoars.
    Any feed back would be appreciated!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Just North of Sudbury
    Posts
    1,724
    My Mood
    Relaxed
    Time Online: 8 Mths 1 Wk 2 Days 12 Hrs 4 Mins 30 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 20 Mins 34 Secs
    Rep Power
    11
    POR15....spray prep (acid wash) brush it on good to go
    03 Rubicon with stuff to make it gooder

    "Bite my Shiny Metal ass!"


    Retread #19

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Burlington, ON
    Posts
    1,409
    Time Online: 6 Mths 2 Wks 2 Days 10 Hrs 18 Mins 21 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 16 Mins 12 Secs
    Rep Power
    7
    I have thought about that but so far everyone I talk to is telling me not to use it as the uv rays fade it and it will chip on clean metal.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    By the lake
    Posts
    830
    Time Online: 1 Mth 3 Wks 4 Days 21 Hrs 59 Mins 18 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 4 Mins 36 Secs
    Rep Power
    10
    I had this same question when I was doing my cj. I ended up picking up some acrylic enamel - gloss. Tough coat not easily scraped and adheres well to the primer. Compared to tremclad. Can be had cheap at any surplus store. Just make sure you buy a good quality primer from a body shop. This is most important. So far it has been standing up well but I don't wheel or drive it in the winter or rain and is garage kept. If this was going to see salt I definately would have went the por15 or epoxy route.

    With being your DD in mind and that you really only get one shot at this while it's apart. Save your money and do it right the first time.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Oshawa
    Posts
    608
    Time Online: 3 Mths 1 Wk 3 Days 13 Hrs 42 Mins 45 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 8 Mins 17 Secs
    Rep Power
    10
    Look into having it galvanized dipped. its going to cost more, but the frame will last forever.
    currently building a toyota. i'm sorry.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Just North of Sudbury
    Posts
    1,724
    My Mood
    Relaxed
    Time Online: 8 Mths 1 Wk 2 Days 12 Hrs 4 Mins 30 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 20 Mins 34 Secs
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by matt2299 View Post
    I have thought about that but so far everyone I talk to is telling me not to use it as the uv rays fade it and it will chip on clean metal.
    You CAN topcoat it with any paint/colour you want....but if your frame sees direct sunlight....you are spending too much time on the rollcage.

    I did a set of axles (no topcoat) 4 years ago.....rock rash of course, but no peeling - tough stuff

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Georgetown
    Posts
    3,442
    Time Online: 5 Mths 3 Wks 5 Days 23 Hrs 16 Mins 16 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 14 Mins 35 Secs
    Rep Power
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by buckinbullock View Post
    Look into having it galvanized dipped. its going to cost more, but the frame will last forever.
    yep galvcast in Acton was only going to charge me $150.

    The frame will be coated inside and out.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Colchester / Windsor
    Posts
    589
    Time Online: 1 Mth 1 Wk 23 Hrs 25 Mins 56 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 3 Mins 7 Secs
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by pav1 View Post
    yep galvcast in Acton was only going to charge me $150.
    There is your answer! That is cheap and NOTHING will out perform in terms of rust protection.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    77
    Time Online: 2 Wks 1 Day 7 Hrs 59 Mins 52 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 1 Min 15 Secs
    Rep Power
    10
    how much did the frame cost? I might need one in a couple of years!

  10. #10
    Stickybongsmoking's Avatar
    Stickybongsmoking is offline Yes, this is gawd damn muthafockling CTD NUT.
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Caistor Centre - Cultural Hub of the universe
    Posts
    4,933
    My Mood
    Buzzed
    Time Online: 10 Mths 3 Wks 5 Days 33 Mins 39 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 26 Mins 53 Secs
    Rep Power
    28
    Hot dip galv is usually in the range of $.40 - $.47 / LB. It will have to be cleaned thoroughly (blasting is best) or they will charge a lot more per pound if it has to sit in the acid tank longer prior to galvanizing. They may require som additional drain holes to be added for the acid and galv to drain properly so it is best to speak with the galvanizer with some pics in hand prior to sending the frame. This is definitely the way to go if you are seriously about frame protection. It is the only way to thoroughly treat the frame to prevent rot from the inside out.
    A Member of:
    New Frontier 4x4 Club
    OF4WD 4928 & 6687


    1980 CJ Juggy
    2004 GC 4.7 HO Overland

    "Simple, yet functional....like a Sledgehammer"

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Burlington, ON
    Posts
    1,409
    Time Online: 6 Mths 2 Wks 2 Days 10 Hrs 18 Mins 21 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 16 Mins 12 Secs
    Rep Power
    7
    well I'v finally decided on epoxy priming the frame. Got a good deal on an epoxy priming kit and will also be using it on my axles and going to probably epoxy prime the body to prtect it for years to come. Getting it diped and galvanized is a nice idea but my dad doesn't want to move the frame around anymore ( moved it 3-4 times already and hurt his shoulder plus I killed his lawn)

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    3,582
    My Mood
    Twisted
    Time Online: 1 Yr 5 Mths 2 Wks 16 Hrs 11 Mins 44 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 43 Mins 41 Secs
    Rep Power
    12
    What is this kit and where did you get it?
    2010 JK Unlimited Sahara, rubi axles, 35" duratracs, OME lift: Written off, RIP.
    2006 LJ Rubicon Lots of stuff from TMR installed by CT Motorsports (see profile if you want to know) project once more with feeling
    Quote Originally Posted by igotafrigginjeep View Post
    Listen to the wise Drizit
    Hey he said it not me.
    There Must have been a time when we could have said no.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Burlington, ON
    Posts
    1,409
    Time Online: 6 Mths 2 Wks 2 Days 10 Hrs 18 Mins 21 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 16 Mins 12 Secs
    Rep Power
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Drizit View Post
    What is this kit and where did you get it?
    The kit is 1 galon of epoxy, catalyst and reducer. total was 130$. Got it from Complete Coverage On harvester Road in Burlington

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ingersoll ON
    Posts
    657
    My Mood
    Twisted
    Time Online: 3 Wks 6 Days 2 Hrs 30 Mins 22 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 2 Mins 14 Secs
    Rep Power
    11
    That seems a little steep, I've bought 2 part epoxy primer before for $50 a gallon, just mix 2 parts and spray. Any body shop or paint supply place would have it. I've painted a street rod, a bagged mini truck and a Volkswagen cabrio and used epoxy primer on all of em' and it's tough as nails. You DO still need a top coat... But at that point even tremclad would do.
    1957 Chev 3100 task force (in proggress)
    1991/87/89/95 YJ - The OutlaW SOLD
    Build Linky: http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showt...roject-Big-Red

    Follow me on instagram @pnutbilt_fab

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Burlington, ON
    Posts
    1,409
    Time Online: 6 Mths 2 Wks 2 Days 10 Hrs 18 Mins 21 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 16 Mins 12 Secs
    Rep Power
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by pnut View Post
    That seems a little steep, I've bought 2 part epoxy primer before for $50 a gallon, just mix 2 parts and spray. Any body shop or paint supply place would have it. I've painted a street rod, a bagged mini truck and a Volkswagen cabrio and used epoxy primer on all of em' and it's tough as nails. You DO still need a top coat... But at that point even tremclad would do.

    sirriously?! crap... the epoxy its self is 73.89$. Were would you recomend for me to get it next time? Will be doing the body and axles with epoxy too.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ingersoll ON
    Posts
    657
    My Mood
    Twisted
    Time Online: 3 Wks 6 Days 2 Hrs 30 Mins 22 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 2 Mins 14 Secs
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by matt2299 View Post
    sirriously?! crap... the epoxy its self is 73.89$. Were would you recomend for me to get it next time? Will be doing the body and axles with epoxy too.
    I don't know anywhere specific in your area, but look for body shop supply places, not like NAPA or UAP, a place that would sell product to the public as well as other shops.

    I just did a quick search and this one came up:
    http://www.canpages.ca/page/ON/burli...91-046800.html

    Might be worth a shot

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •