We’ve all come across a project that has got a chassis we just don’t look forward to cleaning and repainting. Often we’ll decide that taking it to the powder coater to have it blasted and coated is the best plan so we just don’t have to work too hard. But that’s not cheap. and there is way less satisfaction in it. So sometimes it is better to just dig in and clean one up and paint it yourself. I’ve done it tons of times using just rattle cans, and several using paint products like POR15 or Rustoleum, but there are other products that can make it easier and more effective no matter what you topcoat with. Thankfully the guys at Eastwood have everything you need, including tools and topcoat, which means you can make almost anything look good again.
In this case the chassis being cleaned and painted is from a 1939 Ford and it has some pretty good pitting and rust. No surprise from a frame that is 80 years old. But if you want one to last another 80 years then you’ll have to do some work and this is the right way to do it. Properly cleaning, rust treatment, encapsulation, and topcoat with keep rust away virtually forever and will do so while making it look so much nicer than stock. You can’t afford not to do this kind of job, and we dig the tools and system that they are using.
Check out the process below.