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evad1980

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What paint would you use for subframe painting? Por15? Hammerite?

Sand down, primer and brush on?


JT

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i did mine with black hammerite. seems fine but i havnt used the car yet!lol

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adam1330

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I got mine powdercoated...

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welshdan

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Hammerite is crap it cracks, flakes, chips. Got myself some chasis black from frost, good stuff, a little pricey though but worth it


oli79

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Epoxymastic from rustbuster is good, Hammerite is wank

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evad1980

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Cool.. Was also thinking about painting up the brake calipers and suspension arms, they are fairly chipped and marked. They are yellow and I'd like to keep em that colour... Any suggestions on what paint for that?


welshdan

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Il be painting an engine up fairly soon hopefully, was going to order some ebgine enamel from frost, that should be good to use, unless anyone knows something better?


mercenary62

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i used tractor enamel on mine ,good and tough

give em hell


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Powder coat, shop around for for heavy coat and price..... job done!

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evad1980

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Yup think I'm swaying towards powder coating..


evad1980

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Yup think I'm swaying towards powder coating..


james962

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Banbury

On 2nd Nov, 2012 oli79 said:
Epoxymastic from rustbuster is good, Hammerite is wank


Yes I have used the Rustbuster stuff, really rate it.


Wile E. Coyote

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Heya All,

Just jumping in on this thread.

About to spray the subframes for mine, want to also do them yellow and a paint shop recommended a 50/50 2 pack base coat then a laquer.

Is this going to be tough enough for subframes?

I had painted with hammerite years ago, and that has all chipped off just from them being moved around the garage.

Any suggestions for a hard wearing yellow which is suitable ?

Cheers, Jamie

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Went with a semi gloss black powder coat for 130 for the pair, blasted and coated. Picking up next week.

My 79 Clubman Build Thread - http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=451008

Jamie.


Elfturbo

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Anyone recommending powder coating for chassis components has never seen a TVR chassis or lotus suspension arms where the powder coat has become damaged and lifted allowing water to track underneath it.

There is a reason no volume manufactures use it on chassis.

PoR 15 behaves the same way.

HOSS

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