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Old 02-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Oiling my frame

Has anyone here ever spray coated their frame with motor oil to prevent rusting

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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I wasn't done typing...stupid phone sent it anyways but ya I heard spraying down the frame both inside and out will prevent any further rust. What have you guys done?

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I just apply rust proofing EVERYWHERE
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Engine oil may attack the rubber used in body, motor and tranny mounts. If you want an oil based rustproofing, use ATF instead.

I have used it in the past when I lived in the rust belt and it works great.

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I wasn't done typing...stupid phone sent it anyways but ya I heard spraying down the frame both inside and out will prevent any further rust. What have you guys done?
That's a real bad idea. It will cause dirt to cake on and actually hold in moisture which will accelerate rust. Just hit any areas of rust with something like POR-15 or even some Rustoleum rust inhibitor.
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I one time owned a car, might have been my Explorer, I don't remember, but it had like a wax coating on the whole frame. There is a battery post protectant coating that comes in an aerosol that is a parafin based stuff that would probably work pretty good.

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Fluid Film is available in aresol can or gallons if you want to use a gun. It was developed to coat equipment during transport on ships. Thick liquid that does not harden, or wash off from rain. I have used it on my snowplow equipment and spreaders and it is awesome. I used it on the frame of one of my F250 plow trucks this year. Almost has the look/feel of chain lube. It soaks into the metal and will migrate to spots you cannot reach.
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Fluid Film is available in aresol can or gallons if you want to use a gun. It was developed to coat equipment during transport on ships. Thick liquid that does not harden, or wash off from rain. I have used it on my snowplow equipment and spreaders and it is awesome. I used it on the frame of one of my F250 plow trucks this year. Almost has the look/feel of chain lube. It soaks into the metal and will migrate to spots you cannot reach.
Yeah this sounds like something I could use living in the northeast. Haven't had much salt this winter luckily but I did have to get a little welding done where a few muffler clamps broke. The welder recommended coating the frame I know it was a home remedy but I'm not sure exactly what he was using but something to do with oil coating and something else. Thanks for the replies everyone
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Fluid Film is available in aresol can or gallons if you want to use a gun. It was developed to coat equipment during transport on ships. Thick liquid that does not harden, or wash off from rain. I have used it on my snowplow equipment and spreaders and it is awesome. I used it on the frame of one of my F250 plow trucks this year. Almost has the look/feel of chain lube. It soaks into the metal and will migrate to spots you cannot reach.
x2 just did my frame last week with it...stuff is awesome....make sure u clean out you frame good... i used a air blow gun with a 4' piece of standard steel brake line attached, worked very well...
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:10 AM   #10
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I have used motor oil to coat my frame. I don't recommend it as there are much better alternatives but if your broke and its all you have it might work if your very careful. I wouldn't use it inside the frame because it will just make a mess with any mud or dirt thats in there (ask me how i know) and if your going to take the time to clean the inside properly then you might as well rust treat it properly too. If you coat the outside be careful and keep it on metal only, stay away from rubber and things like that.
I can't say how well it works long term but in short term I have had a thin layer of oily gunk all over the rusty rough spots on my frame that I hope is protecting it from the salt thats infecting the roads right now. next year I will be trying something different. it was a last resort no money thing.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #11
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I drive a 12 year old jeep in the NYC metro area. I think it's completely unnecessary. Just bring your jeep to the car wash once or twice a month durring the winter and you should be fine imop.
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I drive a 12 year old jeep in the NYC metro area. I think it's completely unnecessary. Just bring your jeep to the car wash once or twice a month durring the winter and you should be fine imop.
have you checked the inside of your frame?
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Eastwood makes an internal frame anti rust paint. It comes in a can with a long flexible tube. You insert the tube into holes in the frame and spray. The nozzle sprays a continuous 360 degree pattern. I have used this and it coats well. If I was you, I would spend the money to buy four cans and use them all.

For the outside, eastwood also makes frame/ chassis paint. I have read a post on Jeep Forum about a jeeper who used "linseed oil" for his frame. He said it takes about three months to dry but when it does, it works. He posted that it was an old time remedy that really worked, but I don't have any personal experience with that... only the Eastwood products.

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Badass, yes there is some flaking on the inside but nothing even close to rot. Just the normal stuff. The stuff you used on your jeep, is it biodegradable?? Just asking because the thought of driving a jeep through freshwater streams and woods coated in oil is a land closure waiting to happen. Not counting the fines that can be imposed on the vehicle owner too? If it is then maybe I might try the fluid film too... Don't want to push my luck for too much longer.
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I might try what this guy did in the fifth post. Seems like a good idea lol
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I've got 2 TJs at home. Both have significant frame rot. I have a clean frame that I got off ebay a while back. I'll be doing a frame swap into one of the TJs and patching the snot out of the other one. I'll be oiling the shit out of them both when done. This sucks.
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Spray it with cosmo.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #19
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That's a real bad idea. It will cause dirt to cake on and actually hold in moisture which will accelerate rust. Just hit any areas of rust with something like POR-15 or even some Rustoleum rust inhibitor.
This ^^^^

I have seen this happen. My buds dad thinks that oiling something will stop/slow down the rust but in fact it speeds it up. He had a bedside start to bubble the paint 2 years ago and he kept putting oil on it, I saw it last night and its rusted plum through and over a foot long now.
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My frame looks good, but I do spray this on my linkages every now and then to keep them from corroding and rattling.

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