Preventing rust inside frame and body
I am about to begin a crusade to prevent rust on my Jeep. It has none at this time but I am concerned about inside the frame and inside the body channels.
Some years back I repaired a tube and fabric Piper Cub aircraft, I treated the inside of the 4130 tubes, after welding, with boiled linseed oil. This has been a standard aviation practice for decades for tube structure aircraft. Of course, the tubes are drilled to drain and then welded closed sealing them. The inside of a Jeep frame rail is exposed to the elements so would need periodic re-application. Is there a better way? I would rather prevent rust than try to stop it after starting or repairing it.
I just installed (still installing) Savvy armor. I painted over the body areas with zinc chromate (over OEM paint in good condition) and then put a top coat of anti rust paint (rattle can) over that. I then powder coated my aluminum armor and sprayed Corrosion X on the mating surfaces of armor and body. I imagine from time to time I will need to remove the armor and clean and re-apply the Corrosion X.
2006 TJ Rubicon, Custom 4 inch lift with Currie Arms, TF springs, RS9000 shocks, TF High Steer Kit, TF ST Dual rate anti-rock, TF front track bar, Yellow Box speedo correction, Black Rock 15X10 Streetlock wheels with BFG AT 33X15X12.5 tires, Line-X tub, Bed Rug carpet, Tom Woods shaft, Spidershade, Savvy corner and rocker armor, Exogate.