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  • #16
    I have the frame stripped. It looks to be in excellent condition. There is a minor tear in the metal at the left rear corner near the rivet. I will weld that up. One of the captured nuts for the body also came lose. I will weld that back in as well. Some P.O. tacked the bolts for the lower a frames to the saddle in front. That made it difficult to remove the front suspension. I have removed the tacked bolts and will grind down the welds.
    I still have the harbor freight sand blasting equipment I used on the Avanti frame, so I plan on giving this frame a go myself.
    I ordered a gallon of POR dtm chassis black. However I am leery of using that . I really do not wish to prep the frame over. I had good results on the Avanti using epoxy primer followed with 2k urethane then a semi-gloss black single stage urethane.
    Any reason why I should use the POR dtm top coat vs epoxy and 2k urethane primer?
    Last edited by 64studeavanti; 10-05-2019, 02:58 PM.
    78 Avanti RQB 2792
    64 Avanti R1 R5408
    63 Avanti R1 R4551
    63 Avanti R1 R2281
    62 GT Hawk V15949
    56 GH 6032504
    56 GH 6032588
    55 Speedster 7160047
    55 Speedster 7165279

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    • #17
      78 Avanti RQB 2792
      64 Avanti R1 R5408
      63 Avanti R1 R4551
      63 Avanti R1 R2281
      62 GT Hawk V15949
      56 GH 6032504
      56 GH 6032588
      55 Speedster 7160047
      55 Speedster 7165279

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      • #18
        Originally posted by 64studeavanti View Post
        I have the frame stripped. It looks to be in excellent condition.
        Any reason why I should use the POR dtm top coat vs epoxy and 2k urethane primer?
        If you are taking it to bare shiny metal, go with the epoxy. Pretty much guaranteed to stick. I am a big fan of Southern Polyurethanes epoxy primer, as it is extremely sticky, and tough as nails. SPI recommends spraying 3 or 4 coats on frames and leaving it, without any topcoat. Their epoxy is supposed to hold up to the elements.

        I did a complete restore on a 51 Ford F1 using all SPI products and I couldn't be happier with the results.

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        • #19
          Yes going to bare metal. I am more comfortable with the epoxy and 2k urethane. The POR topcoat is interesting because they claim you can put it on bare metal and it comes in chassis black. However, they also state that it works best over regular POR 15. I have read that POR 15 does not adhere well to clean non-rusted metal. Hence my hesitatation to go down that path.
          78 Avanti RQB 2792
          64 Avanti R1 R5408
          63 Avanti R1 R4551
          63 Avanti R1 R2281
          62 GT Hawk V15949
          56 GH 6032504
          56 GH 6032588
          55 Speedster 7160047
          55 Speedster 7165279

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          • #20
            What Post #18 said...SPI is great stuff....

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            • #21
              POR-15 is supposed to be top coated with some kind of "normal" paint, like a good enamel. The reason for that is that POR-15 will deteriorate when exposed to sunlight. The frame won't see direct sunlight but it will see indirect sunlight. The best way to top coat POR-15 is to spray it with the enamel when it is still tacky. DON'T let the POR-15 dry then try to top coat it!
              -Dwight

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              • #22
                Sorry about the duplicate posts--my fault.
                -Dwight
                Last edited by Dwight FitzSimons; 10-07-2019, 05:34 AM.

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                • #23
                  Sorry about the duplicate posts--my fault.
                  -Dwight
                  Last edited by Dwight FitzSimons; 10-07-2019, 05:34 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Rust converters: comparison, various products applided and left exposed to the weather for a year.

                    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...5&&FORM=VRDGAR

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                    • #25
                      Not looking for rust converter as I am blasting to bare metal.

                      I am sure SPI is great stuff. My painter prefers House of Kolor. I suspect it comes down to personal preference. I saw the POR dtm topcoat and thought I would consider it. I do not plan on using POR 15 rust converter.
                      78 Avanti RQB 2792
                      64 Avanti R1 R5408
                      63 Avanti R1 R4551
                      63 Avanti R1 R2281
                      62 GT Hawk V15949
                      56 GH 6032504
                      56 GH 6032588
                      55 Speedster 7160047
                      55 Speedster 7165279

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                      • #26
                        Here is a post from the Whistler.. This was chemical stripped..

                        Originally posted by SScopelli View Post
                        Progress Progress, Progress..

                        Brought the body back from the strippers and it is looking great.
                        The body will be getting a good coat of epoxy primer next after some stubborn body putty is removed




















                        Here is a post from Hulk Smash..

                        It was media blasted and electrotratic primed

                        Originally posted by SScopelli View Post
                        Picked up the body today from Pro-Strip. SaaWeeeeet!

                        I knew there were some rust issues and needed repair, and decided to get the body media blasted to expose any thin metal due to rust.

                        I also opted for Pro-Strip to apply the electrostatic primer. I will have to repair some section, and repair the primed area, but the primer will not be touched over the majority of the body.

                        So when someone says it is a California car, don't assume it is rust free.. Just free rust.. Not complaining.. I love a challenge..


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                        What I did know was that the front floor pans, right and left, definitely needed repair.

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                        The rear deck area..

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                        Wheel wells

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                        Cowl.

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                        But the good is, the majority of the floor is is in great shape as is the trunk and roof..

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                        Many other pictures of restoration of both cars in these threads including frame restorations..

                        Enjoy

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