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Old 06-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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Frames: Just how long can you make them last?

I've pondered this question a lot. My current thought is, this is a piece of metal, no matter what you do to it, it will slowly decay and rust until it is unusable. But perhaps I am wrong. For those of you who have undercoated or POR-15'ed their frames, how well have they held up? The older the better. Every time I thought about undercoating my ex-Jeep, I always saw it as pointless, since there's no way you can get to the inside of the frame, and then it'll just rust from the inside out, I mean, aren't you just delaying the inevitable?
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Darth Vader View Post
aren't you just delaying the inevitable?
yup. steel, like other metals, does corrode.

proper cleaning, paint and rust protection will help

but....the best rust protection is moving to the desert.
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