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    I am at the begining of a rebuild of a '78 CJ 7 and have to replace the frame. The original one rusted through in a few bad spots. To stop this from happening again I am trying to decide what would be the best way to protect it. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with powder coating or painting as a long term protection. Also if someone has any other options please let me know.

    Adam

  • #2
    http://www.4wd.com/newsite/shop/prod....asp?pid=77622

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    • #3
      Por15

      If you wanted it to last a long time, consider POR 15, 4wd sells it or they or did at one time

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      • #4
        Por-15

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        • #5
          I por15 my frame, and I must admit its great stuff. But if its rusting from the inside of the frame it doesn't sovle that problem.

          I call a month ago and ask a local galvanizing plant how mush to treat my frame, they said 250-275. That sounded great, I went ahead and got her sandblasted, all the welds done and called to make the appointment.

          They said the price of zinc really went up and now it would cost 600-650. Now I dont know what I will do. POR15 this one again maybe? I called ziebart, and they will rustproff the inside of the frame for 60.

          I just haven't decided yet, I thinkI am going to wait a month to see if the zonc price goes down. But I have to do soimething wuick, I cannot have an un treated sandblasted frame sitting here too long.

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          • #6
            you can use a wand and spray por-15 inside the frame. i've got one for undercoating and it worked for me.

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            • #7
              Thank you for your replies. Can anyone tell me a little about POR 15?

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              • #8
                POR-15 is what i am going with. It is supposed to seal in rust if there is any, and it is supposed to keep it from rusting further. i think it stands for paint over rust, and you are supposed to be able to Paint Over Rust, hence the POR. I know guys who swear by it. 4wd, or the localparts store should have it

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                • #9
                  Another step?

                  Badge,

                  If I remember right (and I seldom do, I'm sorry) the POR people recommend a coat of something else if you've taken it down to the bare metal. (I think this info is in the POR section of the 4WD catalog. It's like a prep stage, a primer of sorts.) I've used it a lot and it is good stuff but it ain't the be all/end all as far as coatings go. With that said, I think it would be a good way to go especially if you use the wand technique for the inside of the frame like FUBAR suggested. It's all about the pocket book. There isn't much out there that will beat a galvanize dip.

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                  • #10
                    with por-15 you first use marine clean to "clean up" the frame. then you use metal ready to create a surface that the por-15 can bite to. then you actually apply the por-15. por-15 is UV sensitive so you need to put a top coat on any areas that are going to be in direct sunlight. i used rustoleum for the top coat.

                    if you're going to use it on the inside of the frame, i would recommend getting the frame dipped since you can't possibly clean it good enough with a toothbrush.

                    WWW.POR15.COM

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                    • #11
                      I am new to the forum and am working on my first cj...a 79 cj5....A friend of mine has a real solid frame he is putting into a cj to replace the rusted one...He is using rustoleum products...rust converter and then black rustoleum paint on the frame....But because the frames rust from the inside out he is spraying the inside of the frame with rust converter thru the little holes and then with oil.....Another friend did a frame off and used POR 15 with terrific results....

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