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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Plastidipping frame for the winter

My frame doesn't really need any extra protection but I thought about this the other day and wondered if anyone had done it.

I've used plastidip before and it goes on easily and stays on until you want to take it off. But has anyone ever used it on their frame to protect it from salt and other stuff during the winter?
I would think it could work pretty well if you coated certain areas that get a lot of spray from the tires and road. Then in the spring just take it off

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It's not so much the outside of the frame to be concerned about up here, it's the inside of the frame that is usually the problem with the early-mid model TJ's

My '01 frame looked fine on the outside, but completely rotted from the inside out near the rear wheel
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I don't understand the infatuation some have with plastidip.
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I don't understand the infatuation some have with plastidip.
Maybe it has something to do with this? :http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...5&pagenumber=1
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Maybe it has something to do with this? :http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...5&pagenumber=1 ...
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Unread 11-15-2013, 06:46 AM   #7
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Why would you want to take it off? For what reason would anyone ever want to take an undercoating off? There is no reason to have removable undercoating.

If your frame has no rust, now is the time to hit it with some quality paint or undercoating like Chassis Saver or POR-15. On a rust free frame, that's a Saturday afternoon job at most.

I can't imagine lying under my Jeep peeling off Plasti-dip in the spring.
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With the time it would take to prep and spray, I would just put that effort into prep and a rust encapsulator like Por 15 or chassis saver. Then run down with some wd-40 to prevent salt and mud from sticking.
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Worry about the inside of the frame, I had coated the outside of mine a couple years ago and it looks like this now.



Its a new england jeep and the outside of the frame was in reletavely decent shape, most of the paint was still there.
My advice is put a couple good drain holes in the frame and spray the inside with something that will combat rust
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Why would you want to take it off? For what reason would anyone ever want to take an undercoating off? There is no reason to have removable undercoating.

If your frame has no rust, now is the time to hit it with some quality paint or undercoating like Chassis Saver or POR-15. On a rust free frame, that's a Saturday afternoon job at most.

I can't imagine lying under my Jeep peeling off Plasti-dip in the spring.
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It's not so much the outside of the frame to be concerned about up here, it's the inside of the frame that is usually the problem with the early-mid model TJ's

My '01 frame looked fine on the outside, but completely rotted from the inside out near the rear wheel
The inside of my frame is coated with eastwood's internal frame coating spray. The outside of the frame is coated with chassis saver black. So I'm set.

I was just wondering if anyone had done this or how it would work out. My thinking was it would add extra protection on top of all the other stuff.

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Maybe it has something to do with this? :http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...5&pagenumber=1
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That's umm.. interesting.

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I don't understand the infatuation some have with plastidip.
Should see some of the people in my school. One guy I know has a 06 camry he got from his parents and there probably isn't one piece of that car inside or out that hasn't been covered by plastidip.
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I used plasti-dip to save a pair of boots a couple weeks back. Stuff is great for repairs like that. I was thinking of using it on a small tear in my soft top, just to keep it from tearing further as it doesn't yet leak.

As for spraying your frame with it, I don't think it is that durable. Based on my boots performance, the material abrades over time weakening it. Just guessing, but I don't think it would hold up under the constant bombardment of sand, rocks, salt, and whatnot that gets kicked up in the road every mile you drive.
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Not to mention Plastidip would just hold/trap moisture in and just make the frame even more likely to rust.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #13
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Was thinking about a few areas of the frame not the whole thing. to guard against spray in those areas. But with the undercoating already there its not worth risking trapping the moisture in. Was just an idea.

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Couldn't see the picture before but now that I do it looks painful
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