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Thread: VIN 4519: 14-year "garage find"

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    Nice !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    Progress dude! Keep plugging away.... It's crazy how much you've done so far. What did you end up deciding to go with for frame paint?
    Preppin' the bare metal spots with POR metal prep, coating with Mastercoat rust sealer, POR primer, topcoating with Rustoleum.
    Last edited by Rich_NYS; 03-26-2021 at 11:22 PM.

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    I bet that will work good. It's funny we all go different routes on coatings. I really like the eastwood rust encapsilator platinum. Top coated in the rust-oleum. I almost didn't top coat it cause I liked the color of the platinum but I am glad I did the rust-oleum smoke gray gives it a nice finished look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerline84 View Post
    I bet that will work good. It's funny we all go different routes on coatings. I really like the eastwood rust encapsilator platinum. Top coated in the rust-oleum. I almost didn't top coat it cause I liked the color of the platinum but I am glad I did the rust-oleum smoke gray gives it a nice finished look.
    I just learned about the Mastercoat products last week; I'm impressed by what I see, looks like good stuff.

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    I've been prepping the frame for spot repairs. The frame is in good condition, but several very small areas where the epoxy is cracked and/or flaking. Since I have the frame stripped, I want to be as thorough as possible so I'm examining the entire frame closely.

    On my last car, I used Prep & Etch, POR-15 rust sealer, POR-15 primer (has a nice build to match the original epoxy thickness,) then Rustoleum topcoat.

    I recently learned about Mastercoat, and saw a comparison test against POR-15 and other coatings. I also read some user experiences that were positive. It appears to outperform POR-15, plus it appears to be able to be used over many different coatings/surfaces, and can be topcoated with anything.

    I'll prep with POR's metal prep, coat the bare spots with Mastercoat Rust Sealer, prime with Rustoleum Professional Primer, topcoat with Rustoleum Smoke Grey.

    I'm going to do the underside of the closing plate first.


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