Powder coat frame

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    Exactly. A truck driven in the rust belt WILL develop rust under the coating and the rust WILL snowball under the coating since it's too strong to simply fall off on it's own.
     
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    Im glad i asked! I had no clue! Dont know much about paint or painting so ill probably look in to some kind of rubberized under coating then if that will be better...
     
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    No matter what you paint it with, try to spray the underside with a power washer any chance you get that it's above freezing long enough. If it takes the paint off, that's ok because it just means it was about to start forming rust there anyway.
     
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    It's already been covered, but I agree, no powder on the frame.

    It won't fill in the gaps between crossmembers and rails and whatnot, and it you ever need to weld to it or modify it you have powder to deal with.

    If it's blasted clean, good epoxy primer, top coat, and a satin clear will outlast you.
     
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