HOW TO PREPARE AND PAINT A CHASSIS

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HOW I PAINTED THIS CHASSIS

Keep your floor, walls, airlines etc. clean and dust free. Don't have any WD-40 silicone, carwax, carwax rags, or bug spray even in the building. Don't start up any car, bikes, lawnmowers, or weedeaters in the building. If you even think something is greasy or doesn't look clean, then use a little acryliclean but don't soak it just clean it lightly. I'm not talking wax and grease remover its ppg acryliclean. Sandblast 36 grit on pock marks and gouges body filler re-sand 180 grit on pock mark and gouge area two good coats of z-chrome sprayable body filler over everything sand with 180 grit re-sand with red scotchbrite, works better in tight areas two coats of epoxy primer Anyway, that's the way you do it. Now get a spray gun with a big nozzle, wet the floor down and spray it with z-chrome sprayable body filler with hardener. Get a product sheet with it and any thing else you use on the frame, make sure you do what the product sheet says. Z-chrome is a sealer and rust-inhibitor part #20215 Let it get good and dry then sand it, use your good judgment on the grade of sandpaper, but remember the last sanding step will be with red scotchbrite so when your done you don't want any scratches deeper then the scotchbrite will take out. After you sand a while, you will see some bare metal, and when you get done most of the z-chrome will be on the floor but still quite a bit on the frame. Now clean up the area and blow the frame off quite a few times, reclean the floor and walls blow the frame off a couple more times. You will need a siphonfeed gun to spray it because the hi-vol cup will get in your way. Now you need to hang the frame up so its about 4' high, that way you can reach the top and get on your knees to do the under side. I made special hangers to support it inside the body mount holes so nothing touches the frame, these jigs are on the website. You're going to need a really good respirator or supplied air when you spray it because you'll be in there a long time to get all those side rails and frame pockets. Get a good strong light you can hold in the other hand so you can see inside the rails and pockets. Make sure you take all the safety precautions the paint manuf. says and rent a professional paint booth or have some body like some of these guys that are on this site paint it for you. Okay everything is super clean, wipe that air hose and make sure the painter has a dust free suit on, wet the floor down again. I use a binks #7 with a bigger nozzle but whatever works for you. Spray it with epoxy non sanding primer part# dp90lf-dp402lf from ppg. After it's dry, like weeks or months down the road if you want to clean it just wipe it off with a california duster it will even make it shine a little

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