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    I took the bed off my M1008 to clean and paint the frame and saw the current paint was flaking off in a few spots. I was not expecting to see shiny black paint underneath the flaking paint.

    Did CUCVs have CARC painted on their frames too? I have searched all over but only see CARC references to body panels.

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    It is my opinion that that black paint is the same black paint used on all GM truck frames mil or civy at the time.

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    CUCV's did NOT have CARC from the factory. The frames were painted when new with a fairly good grade chassis black paint. I have had a few of the frames sandblasted, epoxy primed and painted with great results. But NO CARC was used on frames during original assembly at Flint. Have a Great Day and Stay Safe.
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    Thank you, both. I take it then that the military was not, after assembly in Flint, spraying any CARC on the chassis/suspension/axles?

    Ill be taking wire wire cups to mine soon and then most likely using some of the Eastwood rust and chassis paints.

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    I always use chassis black for daily use on my trucks. I get good adhesion after power washing. Depending on what my goal is and how much protection I am looking for. On the rust areas I use a zinc coating first.

    For a total rehabilitation as cuvrus has said sandblasting and total new covering.
    With all the new products out there epoxy based paints have very good adhesion and surface hardness. I used epoxy paint on my Ford NAA tractor rims and will not have to touch again. I also remove any hot rivets that have become loose and grade eight nuts, bolts go back. I have two front shock rivets that are driving me silly right now on
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    What ever you choose prep work goes a long way towards a lasting finish.

    That is the truth. Prep work is 99.9% of the finished product. You can paint a turd and it can have a good smooth coat of paint but in the end. Well you know what you have. Do it right the first time and never look back. It's a simple task. Good Luck. Be Safe.
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