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Old 03-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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Rust inside frame

Hey I have a 2000 tj and I've noticed that the inside of my frame under my passenger compartment is full of dirt and rust flakes. Any idea how to get it out of there so I don't further deteriorate my frame?

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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I have the same problem too. Maybe go to the carwash and power wash the rails? And then use an air compressor to blow the rest of the other crap out.

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my 02 also has this. Last fall I did the car wash pressure hose and just went at it till the water ran out clear. But I noticed that it was back again after all the winter crud. Guess I'll do it again soon, and then try that eastwood rust reformer with the 360* spray nozzle to try to slow it down from the inside out.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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Well I tried the power washer thing and it worked good on all the things above the frame rail holes. But all the stuff that's lower is still stuck in there. I was thinking about drilling a hole in the very bottom side of the frame but hesitant because idk how that will affect the structural integrity of the frame itself
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I drilled a hole by the front control arm mount on the bottom and the rear control arm mount on the bottom. I put a 1/2" hole so it could drain. I figured i would rather have a couple of holes than a rusted out frame and oh yeah, mine is rusting on the inside too.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:04 AM   #6
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I drilled a hole by the front control arm mount on the bottom and the rear control arm mount on the bottom. I put a 1/2" hole so it could drain. I figured i would rather have a couple of holes than a rusted out frame and oh yeah, mine is rusting on the inside too.
That's my reason exactly
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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any kind of oil to spray inside?
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
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Like BigEz posted, you could get eastwoods internal frame coating. Thats my plan in the next few weeks after i patch a small spot in the frame. It has a tube with a tip on the end that sprays out in a 360 degree pattern and you just slide it down inside your frame and spray away. There is a video on eastwoods site.
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Like BigEz posted, you could get eastwoods internal frame coating. Thats my plan in the next few weeks after i patch a small spot in the frame. It has a tube with a tip on the end that sprays out in a 360 degree pattern and you just slide it down inside your frame and spray away. There is a video on eastwoods site.
I'll have to look into that then. Cuz I definitely do not want my jeep to succumb to rust and wither away
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:47 PM   #10
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I drilled 4 holes. 2 on each side, 1ahead and 1behind the skid plate. All in all I see this as a success and I cleared all of the gunk in my frame really easily. Proud with this result. Took me 30min to do and worth it completely.
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Hey I have a 2000 tj and I've noticed that the inside of my frame under my passenger compartment is full of dirt and rust flakes. Any idea how to get it out of there so I don't further deteriorate my frame?

I have a 1998 Wrangler and have done a lot of deep water crossings. I notice rust inside of the frame by puting my finer in side of one of the many holes in the side of the frame. So I pulled out my floor crawler and looked at the frame from underneath/ The first thing I noticted was there were no drain holes in the bottom of the frame. Solution I drilled thee holes in the low poinf on each side. Ine by the front body mount by the fron doors one inside of the rear spring bracket and one I determinted to be the low point. Three pints of water per side later water retention proplem solved. Kow I am going to have to remove the bumpers and tape over all the holes in fram and sand blast. From here I have not deceided to try to paint or spray with oil periodically. Please add your thoughts
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I have a 1998 Wrangler and have done a lot of deep water crossings. I notice rust inside of the frame by puting my finer in side of one of the many holes in the side of the frame. So I pulled out my floor crawler and looked at the frame from underneath/ The first thing I noticted was there were no drain holes in the bottom of the frame. Solution I drilled thee holes in the low poinf on each side. Ine by the front body mount by the fron doors one inside of the rear spring bracket and one I determinted to be the low point. Three pints of water per side later water retention proplem solved. Kow I am going to have to remove the bumpers and tape over all the holes in fram and sand blast. From here I have not deceided to try to paint or spray with oil periodically. Please add your thoughts
Oil is quick and easy I think. But the environmental agencies and supporters don't really like that too much with the pollution and all. But the paint is a sure fire way to protect and stop corrosion if done properly. Eastwood has alot of good products for this too. I'd check them out If you haven't already

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