Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
spdway1
Senior Member
 
spdway1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 1,293
Default What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

What is the best chassis Black frame paint? It is for an AA with alot of exposed frame to the eye.
I see Bill Hyrsch and Eastwood offer it.
Thank you
spdway1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 10:19 PM   #2
28ACoupe
Senior Member
 
28ACoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 555
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

Didn't Ford use plain old black enamel? Not trying to be a pain here, just curious.
__________________
1928 Model A Business Coupe
Rebuild picture gallery here
The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.
28ACoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 01-19-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
wrndln
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,726
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

I painted a frame with Eastwood's Ceramic Chassis paint. I would never use it again! The first coat went on OK, but after waiting for about 15 or 20 minutes to spray the second coat, the paint started to setup in the gun and wouldn't spray right. The weather wasn't real hot, so I don't think that was the reason the paint setup so quickly. The pot time was supposed to be 30 to 45 minutes, but it wasn't. Just my experience.
Rusty Nelson
wrndln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 07:37 AM   #4
BRENT in 10-uh-C
Senior Member
 
BRENT in 10-uh-C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Posts: 10,130
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

This is where the term 'over-restoration' comes in as we try to make it better than it originally did. If you are seeking an original look, then find original photos and look at the finish they had when new. If you are seeking the "best" paint to use, IMO it will be a catalyzed single-stage urethane paint from a well known/respected manufacturer of paint. Manufacturer would be companies such as PPG, DuPont, Sikkens, etc. --and not a company that buys the lower grade paint lines and repackages.
__________________
.

BRENT in 10-uh-C
.
www.model-a-ford.com
...(...Finally Updated!! )

.
BRENT in 10-uh-C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 08:36 AM   #5
gwhite
Senior Member
 
gwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas: Where Bob Wills is still the king!
Posts: 354
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

I'm interested in this too...most off the shelf 'chassis' pants and 99% of the alkyd enamels I've experimented with have a brown or olive 'cast'. My May 1930 chassis has a few places of well-preserved paint (oxidized slightly) and they have more of a grey/slightly blue tint.

I've done some experimenting with asphaltum-based paint and have found that it matches quite well, but has proven difficult to work with - I believe Henry used this type of paint originally.
gwhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
leo
Senior Member
 
leo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 734
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Show or go? For go Rustoleum in a rattle can works.......
leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #7
FirstA
Member
 
FirstA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Three Forks, MT 59752
Posts: 71
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

I have used Eastwoods products before and had good luck. I had the frame powder coated on my 29 CCPU. Will see in time how it works out. Great so far.
FirstA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 04:24 PM   #8
msmaron
Senior Member
 
msmaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 3,547
Send a message via AIM to msmaron
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

DP90 first, primer and then centauri black with flattener
__________________
Mark Maron
Ill., Region MARC & MAFCA
MARC JSC Member
2022 Morgantown National Meet Chief Judge
National Facebook Admin.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MARC.group/

A7191-Sport Coupe
29 Roadster
29-Town Sedan
msmaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #9
SeaSlugs
Senior Member
 
SeaSlugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central, IL
Posts: 3,929
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?










i absolutely love por 15 - 2 coats is best but you cannot scratch it off if you wanted to. gotta prep it right tho: no loose rust (wire wheeled works good) sandblasting is best tho.
this 29 aa frame took roughly 1 quart (about $40) and some cheapo $0.78 wood handle brushes that i just threw away when i was done - you cant clean them nor get it off your skin - wear THICK rubber gloves - the paint goes right thru those blue "doctors" gloves - dont ask how i know that one lol. dont open the can either, use 2 self tapping screws in the lid and use one to pour paint out into a paper bowl (eats foam) and the other as a vent to pur faster then immediately seal up the can with the screws and start painting a little at a time. sets up rather quick but takes 24hrs to fully cure. it kinda self levels so you will not see brush strokes which makes applying it a breeze.

i suppose the only thing about it is it comes out very glossy but dries smooth as glass (granted your metal is smooth) BUT you can paint most paints over it if you rough up the gloss some so por15 it - protect it forever - then paint with desired color. POR15 doesn't like sunlight/uv at all hence a top coat is best but the frame shouldnt see much sunlight.
__________________
1929 Model AA - Need long splash aprons!
SeaSlugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 06:09 PM   #10
Aok
Senior Member
 
Aok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 500
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

For a top coat I use Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel (prime 1st for bare metal) This is a easy to use rattle can product.
Note my car is a driver not a show car

http://www.rustoleum.com/en/product-...e-enamel-spray
Aok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 06:13 PM   #11
SeaSlugs
Senior Member
 
SeaSlugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central, IL
Posts: 3,929
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aok View Post
For a top coat I use Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel (prime 1st for bare metal) This is a easy to use rattle can product.
Note my car is a driver not a show car

http://www.rustoleum.com/en/product-...e-enamel-spray
i have used this on modern car rims before and yes properly prepped and primed it sticks and looks good.
__________________
1929 Model AA - Need long splash aprons!
SeaSlugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 08:47 PM   #12
glenn in camino
Senior Member
 
glenn in camino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Camino, CA.
Posts: 3,086
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

I use Rustoleum satin black.
glenn in camino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 10:50 PM   #13
ford3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: oroville calif.
Posts: 1,453
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

for frames i use the truck and trailer paint sold at most farm stores,its an oil based paint, its about $25 a gallon, slow dry unless you buy the hardner, its tough and resites chipping and is flexable, good for frames ,can get in in gloss or satin, and it flows real good if you want to brush paint the frame
ford3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 11:10 PM   #14
petew
Member
 
petew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mebane, NC
Posts: 87
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

Eastwood's original chassis black is great paint. I have sprayed it from a gun and rattle cans too. I have used it in heat , humidity and cold . Takes a while to dry but always ends up looking great. It also can be painted over bare metal.
It has worked well for me for car frames , suspension parts and engine brackets.
petew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 10:52 AM   #15
Terry,NJ
Senior Member
 
Terry,NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Northern Bucks Co. Pa
Posts: 632
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

Magnet Paint (Google) "Chassis Saver" Many have said it's like POR , but a little cheaper. It was about $110 a gallon. Magnet Paint is a small manufacturer from Long Island, NY (I think) They've been in business since 1915. They mostly make paint for fleets.
Terry
Terry,NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 03:32 PM   #16
Lee Mitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sandy, OR.
Posts: 141
Default Re: What is the best chassis Black frame paint?

Por-15 Chasis Coat Black is great stuff. It will not chip off with rocks and looks authentic IMHO. Brush the primer on and they now have a rattle can for final coat. It is a bit spendy, but it covers real well. The primer should be a little tacky when you spray/brush final coat. Just follow directions.
Lee Mitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.