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post #2161 of 3970 Old 02-25-2012, 10:59 AM
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nice cabinet, are you going to stain or paint it?

you should test out the new chassis black on it.

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nice cabinet, are you going to stain or paint it?
Thanks. It got a coat of clear polyerathane.

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you should test out the new chassis black on it.
At $29.00 a quart I think I'll test it on the CJ.


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Got the frame galvanized. The cost was $150.00 + gas to drive to drop it off and pick it up a few days later. It's not pretty like some of the frame paint jobs I've seen on here but it's durable and it's everywhere. My thoughts were to paint over this but I am thinking I'll leave it as is. It dulls after a few months and the man that owns the company had a chart that showed this to be a 75 year coating and onlt at 50 years it will need any maintenance.






There's going to be some smoothing out of rough spots mainly on the back of the rear crossmember. When they raise the parts out of the zinc tank extra zinc drains out of and off the frame. I have a feeling the front of the frame was higher and drained quicker with the rear draining last and having excess running over it causing what looks like allot of extra zinc. It'll grind off with a little work.



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That's cool...wouldn't take much time or money to slap some lipstick on that pig.
A little prettier might be nice.
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What kind of boat are you going to pull with that trailer?

All the talk about galvanizing and you actually went and did it! I think it is incredible. You will NEVER worry about it again. $150. That is an incredible bargain. I am concerned about you grinding off the zinc.

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That's cool...wouldn't take much time or money to slap some lipstick on that pig.
A little prettier might be nice.
Thanks. My biggest concern with painting over it is not getting the paint to stick as it should. Painting galvanized stuff is a bit harder than most and if not done right the paint will peal then my pig with have spots and stripes.

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What kind of boat are you going to pull with that trailer?

All the talk about galvanizing and you actually went and did it! I think it is incredible. You will NEVER worry about it again. $150. That is an incredible bargain. I am concerned about you grinding off the zinc.
Well Skipper since you ask.... The Black Pearl

Scott the zinc itself isn't harmful but any dust inhaled is bad. I'll wear a repirator with a charcoal filter in it and that'll keep me safe, probably do the grinding outside too.


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Frame looks good!
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Looks great Jim. Can't believe you got that done for 150.00. Around here, if there is even a place, would be 4x that. Should turn a nice shade of "guard rail grey" in no time!

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Looks great! Just be sure the cleanup doesn't cause any of the Zinc to be come vapors like when welding it, health hazards ya know.

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Hey Jim:

That frame turned out cool.

Can't wait to see her getting put back together.

You keep a really neat shop there, too.

Galvanizing a Jeep frame is just another example of the great work you have done in improving what they should have done in the first place.

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You're the man, Jim! We all bust our chops painting our frames, trying to coat the insides, etc., and you end up having the most durable, long lasting frame of all of us.

And all for $150.00! I spent more than that on painting materials, and a ton of labor doing it.

Maybe on my next frame project.....

BTW...what did they do as far as the threaded holes, etc., as far as keeping them clean?

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Jim, I can't believe I have missed your build until tonight. Skimmed through the whole thing. You have done some very nice work, I am really looking forward to seeing you put it all the way together.

The down side is that I am also neck deep in a build right now and I got several ideas looking at yours that I am now having to talk myself out of!

I really do like how your cage came out though, as well the way you tied it into the frame got me thinking and I actually spun off an idea how to do mine, although it will be a few months until I actually get to do it probably.

The galvanizing will definitely pay off in the long run, it would be silly not to protect all of the hard work you have done on this thing.

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Jim, I'm pretty sure Coiz used some sort of metal etching material before he painted, I wonder if that would help in your case?

Edit: Take a look at this.... http://www.wermac.org/pdf/paintsteel.pdf

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A brand new galvanized coating also experiences few adhesion problems within the first 24 to 48 hours after coating.
Sounds like you should ask if they water cooled the frame,
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Additionally, the galvanized part is sometimes quenched in a water bath to accelerate cooling. These treatments and quenching are to be avoided if the galvanized part is to be painted.
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Newly galvanized steel is bright and shiny, and is pure zinc on the surface. This surface is fairly smooth, so during the first 24 to 48 hours after galvanizing only a slight roughening of the surface is needed to prepare the galvanized coating to be painted.
I read the first few pages of that link, and it looks like they cover everything you need to know in there. I'd definitely give it a read!

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Nice! Can't beat that for $150. I think they charge another $500 to have a new TDK dipped. I'd leave it as is. It makes a great conversation piece. Not many like it.

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Good job! Aren't the YJ tubs galvanized? Seems I heard they were dipped from the factory, but honestly I do not know. If they are, they seem to be holding up to being painted.

Maybe you should have chromed it?

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