5. Painting the chassis is a two-step approach, using the same paint as I did on the rest of the frame. The first step is to use Eastwood’s Rust Encapsulator. This durable finish can be applied directly over surface rust and is formulated to protect against further spreading of the nasty stuff. For the second step, I’ll be applying Eastwood’s Extreme Chassis Black. This stuff is tough as nails, just what you want in a topcoat and goes on smooth and leaves a perfect, satin finish. All told, I’ll be applying two coats of each for good measure and even coverage.