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Old January 22nd, 2007, 14:06
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epoxy paint

got my jcr bumper the other day and i decided to paint it w/ some epoxy paint because i want something durable, i found some at the hardware store and was reading the back of the can it said it was for indoors only and if used outside it will cause chalking.

i was wondering if anyone has had a problem w/ this or is there another type of epoxy paint meant for outdoors? if the paint can last for a couple years at least w/out "chalking" i will go ahead and use it but otherwise i will use something else.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 14:20
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Re: epoxy paint

Throw a clearcoat on top of the base, and you should be alright.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 14:37
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Re: epoxy paint

I USED SPRAY ON BEDLINER IN A CAN AND HAS HELD UP GOOD FOR PAST 2 YEARS
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 16:37
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Re: epoxy paint

bed liner is awesome, if you like the look. mine chalked up after about 4 months. however is you spray undercoating on it (less aggressive texture) and spray it with some heavy duty enamel and then clear coat it it will work awesome and hold up. undercoating is virtually impossible to remove.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 18:11
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Re: epoxy paint

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bed liner is awesome, if you like the look. mine chalked up after about 4 months. however is you spray undercoating on it (less aggressive texture) and spray it with some heavy duty enamel and then clear coat it it will work awesome and hold up. undercoating is virtually impossible to remove.
ya the thing w/ the bedliner is that personally i dont like the looks of bedliner on bumpers.

i thought about clear over top of the epoxy paint but i was wondering if i could get away w/out it because all those cans of paint start to add up, especially since my boss said he could probably have it powdercoated for only like 40-50 bucks, but im going to have to wait who knows how long so the epoxy paint is most likely be temperary, but maybe not
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 20:18
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Re: epoxy paint

I used Krylon Rust Tough enamal on ym sliders and diff gaurds been on almost a year and no problems. Stay nice and no rust.
http://www.krylon.com/main/product_t...roduct_details
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 20:45
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Re: epoxy paint

Either Krylon or Rustoleum. I chose Rustoleum Hammered for my sliders, and my bumpers will be coated in the same. It looks good.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 20:51
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Re: epoxy paint

are you supposed to prime w/ the rustoleum hammered, another nice thing about the epoxy paint is that you have to do minimal prep work and you don't primer beforehand
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 21:24
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are you supposed to prime w/ the rustoleum hammered, another nice thing about the epoxy paint is that you have to do minimal prep work and you don't primer beforehand
No, use a metal etching primer and then top coat with the Hammered - two should do you fine with each. Mine's held up just fine and it's taken its hits. Just give it a touch up spray to scratches and you're good to go.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:51
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No, use a metal etching primer and then top coat with the Hammered - two should do you fine with each. Mine's held up just fine and it's taken its hits. Just give it a touch up spray to scratches and you're good to go.
dont want to sound like a jerk but the answer would be yes then i do have to primer
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 16:02
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dont want to sound like a jerk but the answer would be yes then i do have to primer
I read that wrong: I read it as you were priming the rails with the actual Hammered paint, not with primer. So here - yes.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 16:15
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Re: epoxy paint

I use the epoxy paint all the time and it takes about 5 years to chalk up on red and black seems to go well past that. A good wax helps a lot on keeping it from chalking up but we run cranes so who the hell wants to wax that big ass thing
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Re: epoxy paint

I used napa commercial coatings (industrial epoxy paint) with great results.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 17:55
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Re: epoxy paint

I bought some John Deer Paint. It was pricey but its held up great for 2 years now. Only chips are from me running it into stuff.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 19:10
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Re: epoxy paint

Thanks for all the input but i just got offered a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better deal than the rattle can epoxy paint.

I was talking to my uncle-the farmer- and he said that tomorrow he was going to get some epoxy paint for his semi frame and he could paint my bumper w/ the extra if i wanted. i immediately said yes and was curious about the paint. he told me it was a 3 part spray gun job.
first some sort of prep/primer coat, then the epoxy, then the activator.
He said he painted a hay wagon w/ it a few years ago and was amazed at the durability.

he told me the paint was a 100 bucks a gallon just for the epoxy part and that doesn't include the prep coat or the activator

i had to make a decision: a $10 rattle can job that costs $10 and i would have to do myself or a nice spray gun job using $100+/gallon paint that cost me nothing and would be done for me, by some one who paints show trucks
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