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Old November 4th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Just ordered a new CJ7 frame from TDK but he can't get it galvanized until beginning 2015 and well, I can't wait that long. Does anyone have any connections in Michigan that can dip my new CJ7 frame in a Galvanized bathtub?
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Old November 4th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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We use a place at work, but I can't think of the name right now. Have no clue what it will cost.

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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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I have a TDK frame under my CJ5 and it is such a quality piece that with a heavy coat of a rust resistant primer it should out last you. I used a primer that was zink cromate primer and a good coat of tractor and implement paint. I use my jeep in mud and water and it still shows no sign of rust formation
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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This place did a frame for me 4 or 5 years ago, but they are probably not very close to you.

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Old November 17th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #5
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Thank You for your replies...

I have been doing a lot of research (like we all do) and what I found is it seems if you don't have access to get your frame galvanized, undercoat the inside of the frame with 2-3 cans of the eastwood undercoating product, then por-15 the outside of the frame.

Another option was to use linseed oil but it sounds like its a REAL messy job and I just don't have the patience to wait close to forever for it to drip dry.

I figure the original factory 1979 frame (which was two pieces welded together to form the frame so not nearly as strong as a one piece like TDK) lasted from 79 until 2014 (35 years) with nothing special done to it. I figured undercoating the inside of the frame and por-15 the outside will even get a bit longer than 35 years of "using" it. :)

Thanks again for the replies. Stay tuned for all the questions I have for "where does this go" during my reassembly.
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I use a place in Romulus mi. For acid stripping (they did my frame,)I know he does e-coating,(inside and out) he could tell u who does galv.if he does not.and por 15 rocks,
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Thanks. I love how good the frame turned out with the Eastwood undercoating inside the frame and por15 on the outside. I feel this frame is going to look good lasting a long time.


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I think por15 is a waste of time and money. I used it on my truck frame and even top coated it with some rustoleum paint and it rusted again in a couple months from just rain water. Not happy at all for what the stuff costs.
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Thanks. I love how good the frame turned out with the Eastwood undercoating inside the frame and por15 on the outside. I feel this frame is going to look good lasting a long time.
Eastwood actually makes an internal frame coating (I have some), now available in black...previously in just a dull greenish color, which is what I have.
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