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Best paint to use on rusted frame?

So I took my bed off today eliminated the second gas tank because there was a hole in it started taking the shackle mounts and shackles off before it started to rain. Well my question is what is the best to use on a rusty frame. I'm going to use a high powered pressure washed knock off all the heavy rust. Then I was going to use my spray gun and spray everything while the bed is still off. I need something that is spray able out of a automotive spray gun last time I under coated a truck I used aerosol cans but then I bought a spray gun because I painted my truck so I don't know what to get. I seen something before at eastwood when I was there called frame restore. What's good to use?
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There is POR-15, RustBullet, and others. They usually aren't cheap and I know with the POR-15, it needs to be top-coated since it is not UV resistant (not that it is going to see a lot of sunlight in your case). You can spray it or brush it on (it flows out well). Cheers!

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While I use POR15, I do NOT believe their claims (or others) that you paint over rust. I sandblast, POR15, then top coat with tractor paint.

I have had Very good success with this process on plow trucks

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sandblast, POR15, then top coat with tractor paint.

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While I use POR15, I do NOT believe their claims (or others) that you paint over rust. I sandblast, POR15, then top coat with tractor paint.

I have had Very good success with this process on plow trucks
I might sandblast it or wire wheel it the only sandblaster I have access to is my gf's dads and I would have to get his big tow behind compressor because his sandblaster will only run off of that.
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The problem with a wire wheel, is it polishes the metal. And it also moves contaminants around the whole frame. POR and the like need a Rough surface to adhere to. The wire wheel on a grinder does NOT leave a rough surface.
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