Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/24/20 1:24 p.m.

Anybody use Eastwood paint products?  I'm specifically interested in their 2K chassis aerosol line.  Seems like an interesting product where they utilize a special can that combines two components that catalyzes into a ceramic coating.  Ideally I'd like to use it as the main color and hit it with a clear.

So here's the use case: I'm repairing some minor rust on the front valence of my Mk1 MR2 (aluminum body part between the front bumper & lip).  It's mostly rock chips, but one good dent might hold some surprises once I grind it down.  I'd like to upgrade from my usual Rustoleum applications since this section see's a lot of abuse.  The car was painted "Maaco Gloss Black" by the PO.

This is not a highly visible section of the car, so I'm not looking for professional results.  More like passable results that are durable.  I'll be using their aerosols as I'm not investing in a paint gun and don't want to buy buckets of paint either.

Here's my plan so far. Let me know if you have any recommendations.   

  1. Grind all loose rust & sand existing paint (not planning on removing all paint)
  2. Chemical rust remover on whatever is left
  3. Encapsulator because overkill
  4. 2K Epoxy Primer
  5. 2K Chassis Paint
  6. 2K Gloss Clear

 

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
11/24/20 1:53 p.m.

I'd call Eastwood and ask about the long term color of the Chassis Black when exposed to sunlight. A lot of the chassis paints gray out when exposed to direct sunlight. I've only used it once (in a crowded dirty messy shop) for an engine compartment and found it to be very durable. I cringed watching guys drop wrenches on it afterward, but no marks. Everybody likes pics so here's a few.

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Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/24/20 1:59 p.m.

In reply to NOT A TA :

Good point about sunlight - they said it should be fine as long as I use the clear coat.

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