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Frame Paint suggestions

So at some point I need to repaint my cab back frame, exposed as it's a dump and the northeast doesn't help.

What can you suggest. I want to do it once, I want to do it right, and I want it to look factory. I'm not looking for a high gloss spray can job, semi/low gloss factory looking match. Something like the newer trucks, as the older ones like mine had the lovely rubber dip.

I see POR 15, and Chassis Saver. It seems they are both sensitive to UV rays, and they say the color changes.

Any suggestions?

I might sandblast, might not, depends whats required.

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I used to use the cheep spray paint from walmart... That **** sticks like you wouldent beleve. Would go touch it up every couple of years. Even painted my custom bumper on my toyota that has seen lots of abuse and only had to touch it up once in 8 years... I used a flat black it was honestly the best paint i ever stumbled across...
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POR15, with semi-gloss black SEM Rust Shield over it.
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POR 15 with your favorite paint for the top coat.

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I am wanting to do the same to my rusty x. The winters are killing it.

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POR 15 is great stuff and they also have a semi gloss black that will UV protect the base coat. Prep is important, the POR will only stick as good as what it is stuck to so keep that in mind. I recently repainted a flatbed and have noticed that it is very durable against rock chips...I can also see where I didn't get good coverage with the top coat because the base coat has already faded to a flat black in the spots I missed but you may prefer the flat black look. If you decide to go with the POR remember to get the metal etching spray stuff. Also you can apply it thru an airgun, a roller, or a brush.

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I use a etching rust converter in a spray bottle to start with, it is sold under several names - Phozz, Orthophos, Fozz, Phos - it is green and the contents include phosporic acid. To much leaves a white powder that wipes off. Spray it on in the morning and sandblast in the afternoon, it softens the rust. It will stop the rust 'freckles' on paint that still resembles paint but will change the color. Works fair as an undercoat/primer. Done right under POR15 it is as good as powdercoat for stopping rust.

NAPA has a semi-gloss acrylic enamel that looks good and lasts well.

A lawn sprinkler works well to start the cleanup on most old iron and to clean out the salt in the winter.

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