Originally Posted by jammer1
Mike, how long have you had a frame galvanized last. If it bonds, that would give the protection like the tdk galvanized frames. The chassis black/hardener bonds well, holds up to gas pretty well (no gas in frame), and won't need any other coating. Sounds good.
I live up in the Canadian Rust Belt and my CJ7 is a daily driver so it sees 'lots' of road salt and ocean salt even.
I redid the frame in 99/00 when putting a 'glass body on it and used the Crown cold galvanizing on all the fender washers and various iron plates needed for the 'glass tub to mount but never thought of doing the frame.
When I replaced that frame last January, I reused all the fender washers and sheet iron plates because they had virtually no rust on them still and galvanized this frame really well. I only had spray bombs though, which I shot in all the holes and had an opening in both tails so I finished with a whole can in the ends. A good mist was coming out all the holes.
I plan on doing another coat next summer with an air sprayer and long wand to be real sure I got it all, but so far not a spot of rust. The stainless mesh brake lines I used are already rusted to crap at their fittings so the spray is working.
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
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