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    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by marcina View Post
    and yes, have seen knuckle NOS frame
    why you are askin’?

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    I asked because from the untouched HD frames i've seen, Chris's comment is 100% correct.

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    Re: Frame paint

    I have had NOS brazed frames that looked pretty good, and some that look like crap with brass runs and drips, etc. Even file marks on the excess brass. Chassis appearance wasn't the point back then, with runs in the paint very common as well.
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  3. #23

    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by marcina View Post
    Chris
    your photo do not confirm your statement
    and I really doubt that they did as you say
    have you ever seen frame after brazing?
    good luck painting it this way

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    If you notice in the picture they are painting it. The frame in the second picture is the same picture as the above. Just flipped over and cropped. This is from 1939.
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    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by bianese View Post
    Ellis Decade. It is a primerless, single stage that looks OEM and shows off all the date codes and forging marks. Simple, easy, and perfect for frames. Seadub
    So being new to all this, and just getting ready to paint, I was wondering what primer to use. But from what I am reading, it doesn’t sound like primer would be used on the frame when using Ellis or Tractor Supply? If it should be used, what is recommended?

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    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by rms337 View Post
    So being new to all this, and just getting ready to paint, I was wondering what primer to use. But from what I am reading, it doesn’t sound like primer would be used on the frame when using Ellis or Tractor Supply? If it should be used, what is recommended?
    The factory didn't use primer.
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    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    The factory didn't use primer.
    factory didnt use primer or used oxide primer which adds no thickness
    to paint

    also old frame paint was of PB oxide base
    which almost dissolve into metal structure
    still do not belive it was not blasted before paint
    after brazing you have tons of glass like flux residues

    after few weeks of use every joint would be paint free
    and we would notice heavy rusting on pics and on orginal frames


    frames on your pic looks like dipped in
    kind of chemical solution before paint
    (or primer) - they do not look like after brazing

    I have somewhere pic of Knuck or Pan frames on cart
    ready to be pushed into blasting chamber

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  7. Re: Frame paint

    I thought I heard frames were parkerized before painting? Total hearsay...could be wrong.
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    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    The factory didn't use primer.
    Does anyone know if this is true for Indian as well?

  9. #29

    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by marcina View Post

    I have somewhere pic of Knuck or Pan frames on cart
    ready to be pushed into blasting chamber

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    Look again at my 1939 factory photo. The frame is obviously not blasted. You can still see flux by the joints.
    PS in case you have never noticed the joints were spot welded before brazing.
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    Re: Frame paint

    Quote Originally Posted by magneto sportster View Post
    I thought I heard frames were parkerized before painting? Total hearsay...could be wrong.
    Once again look at my picture. No Parkerizing, no blasting, fresh from the brazing table. At most a wipe off. I do have a factory brochure detailing Parkerizing/Bonderizing sheet metal. It is from the Panhead era.
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