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#1 MonteMack


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:52 PM

In the midst of replacing all my front end parts etc and was wondering what I could do to cleanup the frame, sand? Grind? Do i gotta pull the body off to get better access or can I just do it as is?

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Any feedback is appreciated, cheers.

#2 stangeba


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:10 PM

Back in 1983 All I used was a wire wheel on a drill or just the wire brush. It still looks very nice after 34 years. (see attached before and after) I did the firewall and ft section of the frame when the engine and trans was out. I later did the rear when the rear axle was out. No way I could do that stuff now, I'm too old.


I think I used DuPont black Corlar primer and a lower gloss black IMRON.


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#3 7tonemonte


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:40 AM

Depends on how carried away you want to get. I wire brushed mine, and brushed on rustoleum. Still holding up fine after 13 years.
You could go all the way to sandblast and powder coating. I can tell you that mine is in really good shape after quite a lot of driving
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:42 AM

I just recently did my frame with the engine in the care during my brake overhaul.  I pulled the front fender wells since they need to be replace so it provided excellent access.  I taped up the oil pan and anything else I did not want to get paint on.  Then I used KBS coatings satin using different size foam brushes..  I even went as far as painting the underside and outside of the frame rails front to back.


IT came out real nice and cleaned up the looks a lot.  My care was fairly clean to begin with therefore I just cleaned the heck out of it with degreaser, simple green and used acetone just prior to painting.

#5 71MonteCarloMD


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:46 AM

I used wire wheel then applied POR15 on front end part while I had my front end disassembled with engine still in.

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