Rust Rust Rust, Hoping this isn't too bad.. - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Rust Rust Rust, Hoping this isn't too bad..

So when I went into my garage this morning I noticed some small rusted metal scraps right behind my passenger side front tire. Long story short, took off the board and found this.

Question, is this a concern?








1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 12:30 PM
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
Thats not a concern, but it could be. Its a sign to inspect that thing everywhere and get some rust preventer on it
ArrizX is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArrizX View Post
Thats not a concern, but it could be. Its a sign to inspect that thing everywhere and get some rust preventer on it
The rest of the vehicle is solid. Got under it afterwards and checked everything metal I could find for rust, nothing.

Any recommendation on a specific Rust Preventer? Or are they all pretty much the same?

1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
post #4 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 12:53 PM
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
I didnt mean to say rust preventer. What I mean is a rust CONVERTER. Thats my mistake. They are very different between the two but as far as a rust converter they all more or less do the same thing. I have only used the stuff once and I forget which brand it was . Wish I could remember,.
ArrizX is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArrizX View Post
I didnt mean to say rust preventer. What I mean is a rust CONVERTER. Thats my mistake. They are very different between the two but as far as a rust converter they all more or less do the same thing. I have only used the stuff once and I forget which brand it was . Wish I could remember,.
Well I guess I need some Rust Converter then. I'm glad it nothin' too bad, scared the hell out of me though. Took off the panel and it dumped rust and debris all over the floor.

Thanks for the Reply and Info!

1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 01:21 PM
leadfootny
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oswego, NY
Posts: 476
I've used both zero rust and por-15 with moderately good results. Por-15 does a great job of converting and sealing up rusted metal but doesn't stick well to non-rusted surfaces. You can etch the good metal to get it to stick better but coverage is so-so. Zero rust doesn't do as good of a job on the conversion...you need more coats to get the job done....but sticks well to anything it is applied to. Zero rust is considerably cheaper.

96 ZJ 4.0
98 ZJ 5.9
leadfootny is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by leadfootny View Post
I've used both zero rust and por-15 with moderately good results. Por-15 does a great job of converting and sealing up rusted metal but doesn't stick well to non-rusted surfaces. You can etch the good metal to get it to stick better but coverage is so-so. Zero rust doesn't do as good of a job on the conversion...you need more coats to get the job done....but sticks well to anything it is applied to. Zero rust is considerably cheaper.
With the Zero Rust, did you use the Aerosol Version?

1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 03:09 PM
MyKeyB
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Youngstown
Posts: 300
My stepdad and I have had good results with gloss black chassis saver.
http://magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp
It works well, is priced decent, and should be easy to find.

I've heard rust bullet works well but I've never used it. I know Summit sells it and it's priced pretty well.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rs...Fc9cMgodkCEAOQ

Oh yeah, forgot to mention, whatever you use, wear gloves. This stuff does not wash off your skin, it wears off!
MyKeyB is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 03:19 PM
UAE59
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dubai
Posts: 12
spray it with old oil keep it for 2 days , wash then immediately spray it with old oil again try to mix it with sand keep it for 1-2 days
then spray it with diesel then wire brush it if it see to bad to use wire brush cut and fold then use por-15 all over to protect it for the future
UAE59 is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Thanks for all the recommendations guys!

1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
post #11 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 06:28 PM
jm8881
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Palm Desert
Posts: 849
I don't want to rub anything in but holy crap not living in the rust belt is awesome. Long time Michigan resident but moved to california a couple years ago. My 1996 zj is, without exaggerating, 100% rust free.

Other than that, years ago I helped a friend apply chassis saver to his humvee. We wire wheeled all the rust and corrosion we could get to on the frame and then applied it with a brush. It went on easy enough and seems to be working very well. To this day after a quick hosing it looks just as good as the day we did it.
jm8881 is offline  
post #12 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 06:59 PM
MyKeyB
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Youngstown
Posts: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by jm8881 View Post
Other than that, years ago I helped a friend apply chassis saver
Didn't know when I posted earlier but they also make monstaliner and are a forum sponser.

Rust never sleeps...
MyKeyB is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by jm8881 View Post
I don't want to rub anything in but holy crap not living in the rust belt is awesome. Long time Michigan resident but moved to california a couple years ago. My 1996 zj is, without exaggerating, 100% rust free.
Yeah, New England winters are rough too. Lots of salt on the roads up here. It will do a number if you don't get it off.

1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 07:38 PM
jm8881
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Palm Desert
Posts: 849
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyKeyB View Post
Didn't know when I posted earlier but they also make monstaliner and are a forum sponser.
I didn't know that either. 2 good unbiased reviews of it right there.

jm8881 is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 04-08-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
CanaanTSA5
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Manchester
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by jm8881 View Post
I didn't know that either. 2 good unbiased reviews of it right there.

Well I guess I'm gonna give them a try and see what happens.

1998 ZJ 4.0 Stock 225/75R15 General Grabber AT2
191,000mi
CanaanTSA5 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome