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CWrangler 09-17-2012 09:09 PM

How is it going to hold up ( rust )
 
What are your thoughts on the 2012 frames and sheet metal holding up in the Ohio salty winters? I know I am going to get surface rust on certain parts underneath it just happens in the salt. Do you think undercoating is a waste?

Chris211 09-17-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CWrangler
What are your thoughts on the 2012 frames and sheet metal holding up in the Ohio salty winters? I know I am going to get surface rust on certain parts underneath it just happens in the salt. Do you think undercoating is a waste?

Undercoating will trap moisture. I'd leave it be and clean it up every spring. That's what I did when we lived in Ohio.

damndirtydog 09-17-2012 09:27 PM

Leaving Florida for Utah next summer. I have an 09. I've been adding some extra black rustolium to problem areas and as much of the frame as i can get to. I'm afraid my white skyjacker shocks will be rust brown after the first winter.

Sgt93 09-17-2012 09:29 PM

Fluid Film is good stuff. I spray our vehicles before winter.

SilverSport 09-17-2012 09:36 PM

Semi-gloss black Rustoleum.

BManz 09-17-2012 11:20 PM

On my Grand I sprayed Amsoil MPHD (heavy duty metal protector) on the underside. A friend of mine did it to a 2008 Wrangler and has no rust after 4 salty midwestern winters. It sprays on like WD-40 but dries to a wax-like finish. Water just beads right off the areas sprayed and did not block any water drain passages -- it's a really thin coat. When I applied my treatment I rubbed it down and kind of cleaned the underbody. The spots I missed around the front suspension have surface rust but everything else I sprayed is rust free. The black factory paint on the suspension components is poor, IMHO, but the MPHD treated areas look new. It was $10/can from a rep and one can did the whole underbody of my Grand and had plenty left over. The only negative, short term like 3-4 days, is that it smells like crayons but after that, no smell.

johnnyjellybean 09-29-2012 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Sgt93 (Post 2802869)
Fluid Film is good stuff. I spray our vehicles before winter.

Spayed a 1/2 gallon on mine today. Really went to town and took apart everything I could.


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