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Old 05-26-05, 02:20PM   #1
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Trying to choose a good chassis color for my truck. Flat Black, Semi-Gloss Black, Satin Black, Gloss Black, or the original dirty oily finish that's on it now? lol!

I want something easy to clean off, but this isn't for show or anything. I'm thinking a semi-gloss chassis black would look best, and clean easily. Flat and satin seem to hold dirt. Hmmmm, decisions, decisions.
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Old 05-26-05, 02:32PM   #2
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semi-gloss
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Old 05-26-05, 03:30PM   #3
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Semi-gloss gets my vote too. Even when it's a little dirty, it doesn't look that bad.
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Old 05-26-05, 03:56PM   #4
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Semi gloss
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Old 05-26-05, 04:15PM   #5
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Sure why not .

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Old 05-26-05, 04:18PM   #6
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I see none of you are picking the original dirty oily finish. You just want me to work my ass off don't you!
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Old 05-26-05, 04:25PM   #7
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Get an air hammer, place it firmly against the frame, (side or top. doesn't matter) and pull trigger. This should vibrate it off.
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Get an air hammer, place it firmly against the frame, (side or top. doesn't matter) and pull trigger. This should vibrate it off.

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Old 05-26-05, 08:24PM   #9
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Just spray over the dirty finish with semi-gloss.
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Old 05-26-05, 11:09PM   #10
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Have you guys heard of that POR15 product?

You are supposed to be able to paint over rust and it supposedly has a bullet-proof finish.

Since I live in the stoopid snowbelt, I'm looking for something to paint my replacement gas tank with.

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Old 05-26-05, 11:44PM   #11
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POR-15 is a good product, but I never use it. Too expensive, and not worth the hassle... or the exposure. Not for me anyway. Don't use without good ventilation.

I covered my tank with rubberized undercoating. Then painted over that.
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Old 05-26-05, 11:55PM   #12
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I like satin black. I did a old wagon of mine all satin black then did a satin clear coat and it was so easy to clean. only thing is you cant wet sand. so u gotta spray it good.
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POR-15 is a good product, but I never use it. Too expensive, and not worth the hassle...
Have to disagree with the hassle factor,

All of the running gear aswell as the chassis on my 55 is painted with POR 15,

Only used a couple of quarts and over here it is real expensive ! i did how ever have every thing sand blasted and must admit that the gloss finish looks awesome and holds up real well.





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That looks awesome. What I meant by hassle was the time it took to order it, apply it, since I don't have the proper respirators to spray it, I would have to apply with a brush. I guess "hassle" wasn't the best choice of word, but you don't want to even consider spraying that stuff without the proper respiration. That stuff is hardcore.
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That looks sweet! Nice job...... I would say if money isn't a question go with sending it out to be powder coated, but if cost is a factor or wanting to do it yourself is what you want, I was going to recommend a good process for the money would be a single stage Mason or PPG enamel for durability and easy maintenance with a good look but after seeing the job done with POR-15 I find myself rescinding my opinion and thinking his way is the best way. How was the POR-15 when it came to spraying? User friendly? That looks really good and clean.

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