Stripping a frame to repaint

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  • May 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm #30886

    I am restoring a 65 Chevy Truck. At this point I have removed everything from the frame and want to clean or strip the frame to refinish. What would be the best wayto go about doing this. I do not want to send the work out but have considered renting a high pressure sand blaster and trying to accomplish it that way. Any suggestions would be appreciated as well as what I should use to re-coat the frame.

    May 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm #30887

    Sandblasting is the way to go.

    I am not sure about where you are, but out here there is a place you can take stuff to, to sandblast yourself.

    I don’t know that I would attempt it outside/not somewhere that is designated for sandblasting…you need a lot of equipment to do it properly, and somewhere to do it (it is really messy).

    Even if you send it somewhere to be blasted, it shouldn’t cost you all that much. It probably wouldn’t take someone more that a few hours to blast the frame.

    As far as painting it goes, I would probably do a coat or 2 of really good epoxy, then whatever you want on top (maybe a satin finish single stage black).

    May 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm #30889

    Sandblasting is the way to go…once done I’d get it powder coated. There’s a powder coater near me that has the blasting facilities on site and it’s not all that expensive.

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