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I am sure this topic has been discussed to death but I am putting it out there.
Just got the frame back from sand blasting and want to paint it. Any suggestions on what is the best product to use and why.

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I've had success with most of the Eastwood products;

Underhood paints - Paints

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Up under the 'search' dropdown bar type in frame paint (or something of that nature. You will find a number of different threads that will answer your questions. It's all good reading.
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NAPA carries Martin Senor Paints with their NAPA name on it, their underhood paint is the exact same color as Eastwoods for far less money. I had some Eastowood underhood paint and ran out and got NAPA's the colors were identical and the flow was nice and even.

Duplicolor paints go on nice too, I used their Engine paint and it works great.

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Originally, from what I've researched, the frames had a thin coat of blackish paint that rubbed off easily. Both of my unrestored cars have what looks like bare metal frames. Maybe a slight hint of black paint here and there. Every non restored original GTO frame I've seen looks like mine: bare. if I were to due a frame off, I would probably use Rustoleum semi-goss or low gloss black. I've used it on diffs, suspension parts, and my Model T frame, and the stuff looks right, is cheap and available, and it tough. Your mileage may vary.
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depends if your doing concours or you want it to last. if the latter try POR-15 a 1 part paint that actually get harder when exposed to moisture- I am in the north east where cars rot- I did not want this to happen to this car (65) after restoration so I did some research and was also turned onto this product by my tech who swears by it. If you are not going to powder coat this is the next best thing- I did the frame,diff, the whole bottom of the car, firewall, radiator support, inner fenders, and any thing else I could slap it onto. Its about $130 per gallon but I did all those parts with 1 gallon- if you only are doing the frame 1 qt is PLENTY. All of those parts were brushed no spraying. I went with gloss for easy cleaning but they also make flat and semi gloss and different colors.
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The non-gloss black spray cans from NAPA is the correct color. But that POR 15 does look good, and even though it's not correct, I see cars with it win more at the shows then the correct cars.
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depends if your doing concours or you want it to last. if the latter try POR-15 a 1 part paint that actually get harder when exposed to moisture- I am in the north east where cars rot- I did not want this to happen to this car (65) after restoration so I did some research and was also turned onto this product by my tech who swears by it. If you are not going to powder coat this is the next best thing- I did the frame,diff, the whole bottom of the car, firewall, radiator support, inner fenders, and any thing else I could slap it onto. Its about $130 per gallon but I did all those parts with 1 gallon- if you only are doing the frame 1 qt is PLENTY. All of those parts were brushed no spraying. I went with gloss for easy cleaning but they also make flat and semi gloss and different colors.

Did you use just the regular Por 15 or did you add a top coat for UV protection
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I used regular everywhere and I believe I top coated the area in the engine bay- the rest of the areas will never be hit by sunlight
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I'm asking the same question myself on another post. Check out Inline Tube - Preformed Stainless & OEM Brake Line Sets That's the way to do it. I just need to no what products to use and on what parts. Let me know if you find out.
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