frame paint removal

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wild4679
Posts: 51
Joined: July 8th, 2017, 7:14 am
Body Type: 82B
Model Year: 1931

frame paint removal

Post by wild4679 » July 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm

I am about to prepare the frame on my '31 for repainting. Is it necessary to remove the existing paint to bare metal and start over? Or, can the prep be limited to removing loose paint and using a pre-paint wash? If the paint must be removed, what have others done to make this easier? I have the option of hauling the frame to a sandblaster, and could I could have it done for under a couple hundred bucks.

Note: A quick pass through my shop and one would realize I'm not a perfectionist.

KimVanOrder
Posts: 606
Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: frame paint removal

Post by KimVanOrder » July 9th, 2019, 3:47 pm

wild4679 wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
I am about to prepare the frame on my '31 for repainting. Is it necessary to remove the existing paint to bare metal and start over? Or, can the prep be limited to removing loose paint and using a pre-paint wash? If the paint must be removed, what have others done to make this easier? I have the option of hauling the frame to a sandblaster, and could I could have it done for under a couple hundred bucks.

Note: A quick pass through my shop and one would realize I'm not a perfectionist.
If you can get it done that cheep!! Have it sandblasted. You will not be sorry in the future..
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

Shorthaul
Posts: 322
Joined: November 15th, 2008, 8:18 am
Body Type: 186 stake
Model Year: 1931
Location: Hawthorne California

Re: frame paint removal

Post by Shorthaul » July 13th, 2019, 9:01 am

I used the wire brush, sander, sweat and mess way of doing mine. Worked good, but $200.00 sounds like the way to go.

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