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Re: Frame and suspension part painting

To: William T Snyder <>
Subject: Re: Frame and suspension part painting
From: Charles Hill <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 00:02:57 -0600

You will discover that everyone has their favorite frame paint.  They 
all have their good and bad points.  My personal favorite as a 
do-it-yourselfer is GM Chassis Reconditioning Black available from your 
local GM parts department.  Its relatively cheap, sprays on directly 
from the can (leftover paint can be poured back in the can.) It dries to 
a satin black that is pretty durable.  If need be, it is easily repaired 
at home.  I found out about the stuff from professional restorers who 
use it on all their high-dollar restorations.

Charles Hill

William T Snyder wrote:
> Hello list. I am starting my '53 TD restoration from the ground up. First
> preparation of that frame and refurbishing the front and rear suspension.
> Do any of you have recommendation about the best paints for frame and
> suspension parts? I have an un molested and relatively rust free chassis,
> and want to keep it that way. Can the same material be used to paint the
> suspension parts? I assume that it would be a good idea to paint the
> suspension parts before installing new seals and bushings(?). Does anyone
> have strong feelings about regular bushings vs. poly urethane?
> Thanks for you input and for your comments and suggestions about wood
> floor parts.
> Bill Snyder
> Waynesville, NC
> '53 TD (in boxes)

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