Best frame primer paint and finish


xlranger

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Ford ranger xl
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ford 302
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So I'm at the start point of my 86 ranger xl shortbed v8 build and I just called a sand blasting place 2bills to sandblast and another 3 for any kind of paint/primer they say I know it sounds cheap but I have seen their work and it's good work they do alot of industrial so maybe why prices are good. but what is a good paint an epoxy style on a frame or your traditional frame paint. an auto body place priced me 800 just for paint so what color is a common color and finish matte or semi or satin my build shows alot of frame so it has to be durable paint the truck will have 38s and be a road queen haha any knowledge will be accepted thanks
 

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Eddo Rogue

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Have you heard of POR15? If not, check it out, its gnarly stuff...The old schoolers swore by it for frame paint
Also theres this cool new stuff called Steel-it...spendy though (about $40 a gallon)
 

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Show trucks get powder coat.
 

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My vote goes to 2-part epoxy applied by sandblast company. They will have it done quickest between sandblast and paint, so less chance of moisture under the coating.
 


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