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Old 03-18-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Frame care

At some point in my Jeeps life an owner has undercoated the frame and underside of tub. All-in-all everything still looks in pretty good condition, although I do see areas where surface rust is on the frame rails. I'd like to do some "touch-up" to keep the frame clean. What do you all recommend doing...Knock down the surface rust and re-coat? POR-15? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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After doing my gto with a lot of por15 years ago and now I'm doing it over again to perfection i would never use por15 on a car that will be around forever. It traps rust and is hard to strip off. More of a band aid solution than anything. I would clean or chemically treat the rust away then prime and paint.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #3
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Check out fluid film undercoating.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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Anybody ever use the "Chassis Saver"...I beleive it's from Monstaliner?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:22 AM   #5
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Check out fluid film undercoating.
Watched a couple youtube videos on this stuff...Seems pretty good. Might have to give it a try. Thanks!
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Might also look into the Eastwood stuff...They have a chemical rust converter, then a encapsulator?? Doesn't seem that pricey either.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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Today I sealed the inside of the frame and used the rubberized encapsulator anywhere there was surface rust, i.e. my transfer skidplate. Both products seems great initially. Obviously, time will tell. I was really impressed with how the internal frame stuff "spreads". It seems to get everywhere. Even where you might not want it, like all over my nice new BDS leaves. A little flat black cleaned it right up. The rubberized encapsulator is great too. It goes on very evenly and covers great. I give two thumbs way up so far for Eastwood.
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I was just about to post the same thing. I was considering sanding down all rust on the frame, a coat of por15, and a coat of bedliner to protect the por15?
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I ordered the rubberized encapsulator last week..sounds like it should really work..also ordered the fluid film for everything else.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #10
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Definitely wear your least favorite clothes and some rubber gloves. This stuff does not come off anything. Which is the whole point. 😃 I ended painting over it everywhere it leaked out of drain holes and at the ends of my frame. My front military wrap was covered in yellowish green. Btw I used two cans on the whole frame. Maybe could have used one more just to go everything really well. I went over each section twice.

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