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!
Thanks Paul. These people have great prices and I've been dealing with them for about 4 years now and they are consistent.
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.
Good point Will. I don't plan to get it hot enough to cause that and will use a respirator when I grind that rough spot off.
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.
Thanks! Hey I took the picture to not show my junk that piles up.
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?
Thanks Rich. I didn't try to keep the zinc out of the tapped holes. I could have screwed bolts in them though. I'll run a tap through whatever needs it.
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.
Thanks Nick. Looked your thread up. You've been busy!
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
Sounds like you should ask if they water cooled the frame,
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!
Thanks Andy I'll take a look at that stuff. Mike (Coiz) used PORs product "Metal Ready" before applying the POR15. You can etch it with a mild mixture of muratic acid I believe.
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.
I am thinking of leaving it as is as an advertising tool. My spring shackle hangers will really stand out against the zinc finish.
I've seen the TDK frames with the galvanized finish. You know it takes less work and prep to have a frame galvanized than painted. It's dipped in hot acid to get the metal ready for the zinc bath and that's it.