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Old 03-18-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
Spy Fox
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Question about painting of brake assembly

Greetings,

I am working on the brake system to a 1954 Ford F-100 and am sandblasting
the last 50 years of rust and gunk away. I have the whole brake plate and
assembly off the suspension and laying on my work bench. Anyway, the
question is, once cleaned, is there a good all-purpose, one coat paint I can
use? Or, do I need to prime it and then paint?



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Old 03-18-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
Some ga
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Re: Question about painting of brake assembly

On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 00:00:31 -0600, "Spy Fox" <shade_tree@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Greetings,
>
>I am working on the brake system to a 1954 Ford F-100 and am sandblasting
>the last 50 years of rust and gunk away. I have the whole brake plate and
>assembly off the suspension and laying on my work bench. Anyway, the
>question is, once cleaned, is there a good all-purpose, one coat paint I can
>use? Or, do I need to prime it and then paint?
>
>

I've seen some use Tremclad high heat with ok results. (powder coat
would be ideal)
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Old 03-18-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Question about painting of brake assembly

Tremclad should work fine... you might also consider a 2 part epoxy paint.
Before finishing the plates, check the area where the edge of the shoes sit
(usually 3 small pads for each shoe). I have had good luck migging any
grooves and grinding them flush.


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> On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 00:00:31 -0600, "Spy Fox" <shade_tree@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Greetings,
> >
> >I am working on the brake system to a 1954 Ford F-100 and am sandblasting
> >the last 50 years of rust and gunk away. I have the whole brake plate

and
> >assembly off the suspension and laying on my work bench. Anyway, the
> >question is, once cleaned, is there a good all-purpose, one coat paint I

can
> >use? Or, do I need to prime it and then paint?
> >
> >

> I've seen some use Tremclad high heat with ok results. (powder coat
> would be ideal)



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Old 03-18-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Question about painting of brake assembly

Thanks for the info. I ended up going with POR 15 from the paint jobber
shop. I have never heard of Tremclad, will have to look for it next time.

A powder coat system would be sweet, but not for me in a small garage on a
hobby basis.


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