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Unread 11-17-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
Mudr83
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Help with windshield frame rot

ok, getting ready to order a windshield frame. 2nd one in 5 years. The first one roted out for the inside out, the full length of the bottom of the frame.
The questions are.........
1) Is there any product that I could use to undercoat/seal the inside of
the frame?......since the frame is hollow all the way around.
2) if there is, is there a good method of doing it?
3) does anyone know of a company that carry's good quatity frames, the
first one I got from 4WD , and that only lasted 5 yrs.

Tx, Rick

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Unread 11-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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I've got a brand new one to install- from what I've read, I need to tape all but one of the holes shut and dump in either some boiled linseed oil or put the bolts in and do the same with some thinned POR15, then roll it all around for total coverage.

I have done neither yet.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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ok, getting ready to order a windshield frame. 2nd one in 5 years. The first one roted out for the inside out, the full length of the bottom of the frame.
The questions are.........
1) Is there any product that I could use to undercoat/seal the inside of
the frame?......since the frame is hollow all the way around.
2) if there is, is there a good method of doing it?
3) does anyone know of a company that carry's good quatity frames, the
first one I got from 4WD , and that only lasted 5 yrs.

Tx, Rick
I have to do the same repair. I talked with the guys from http://www.willysoverland.com/ and they have told me that there are only two companies that manufacture these things. There was a third but they don't make them anymore. So, what he told me was that the quality was sub-par and there wasn't much that could be done.

But 84MSRB may have some helpful tips make things last a little longer
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Unread 11-18-2008, 04:37 AM   #4
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Go with glass! 10 years on mine with no issues, and it installed just like an oem part.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 01:14 PM   #5
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When I replace mine, I'm going to have it hot dipped galvanized. Should last a while with that followed by primer / topcoat.

Also, I'm thinking of doing some reinforcing for the soft top header and maybe nutcerts for the bows and hard top bolts before galvanizing, so no new holes once it's painted.
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