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Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

Best Rust Prevention For Jeep Wrangler

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Elaine Sutton
• Tuesday, 05 January, 2021
• 11 min read

What is the best method to remove rust on frame and entire under carriage some have told me wire wheel on drill others mild acid solution that's water-soluble and also which chemical is bestrustprevention example POR 15 and after all of that's done should undercoat be applied or some sort of sealer what's your experience with this and what works best to preserve our rigs Depends on the grass the area its located and how damn bad it is. Could need a small trimmer or a damn brush hog tractor.

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I have surface rust around my welds on frame stickers still intact from factory tub is spotless, drive shafts light rust end links slight surface rust would like to make under carriage better than new I'm asking what method of clean up is easiest and most effective and what chemicals to use to keep it rust free please feel free to tell me if this is enough info or not My frame was in a similar condition, slight surface rust but that was it.

I purchased Eastwood chassis black and rolled it on. Followed the instructions as far as prep, turned out well and looks new after a year.

Put in a spray bottle and spray all the rust areas AFTER you knocked off any big nasty stuff. Let set for hour or so and redcoat if any rust still showing. After the 2nd coat drys for hour or so or till the rust color goes black... Wash the area good let dry and coat with any paint you want...

The rust convertor you see for $$ in tiny bottle has that same stuff in there... Just folks don't realize they're over paying just cause of the fancy bottle and what it says. Like 12 bucks for a gallon... last you for a very long time. Then paint entire frame with something like Eastwood 2k or Iron.

Then used BBQ paint on the brakes, gloss direct to rust paint on the diff cover and bed lined everything else. Left to dry overnight after 4 coats.

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The cost to our vehicles, roads, and bridges are astronomical, and yet salt use keeps climbing every year. Then used BBQ paint on the brakes, gloss direct to rust paint on the diff cover and bed lined everything else.

Pic of my front axle, before and after attached. You should have used that acid I posted...... that rust will be back even with paint over it.

Minus an off the frame restoration, there is not much rust you will be able to treat. That inside the frame coating stuff is a joke.

You should have used that acid I posted...... that rust will be back even with paint over it. Any type of rust prevention method will usually need to be redone every year or so.

I have used this successfully on farm vehicles for years, and they only need a touch up every 2 years or so. But if you have full on metal eating / corroding rust, then yes the acid cleaner approach will be necessary. The problem with pitting/scaling is there is no way to get rid of it short of grinding down past the rust, which can take quite a bit of metal away.

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Any type of rust prevention method will usually need to be redone every year or so. I have used this successfully on farm vehicles for years, and they only need a touch up every 2 years or so. But if you have full on metal eating / corroding rust, then yes the acid cleaner approach will be necessary.

Jeepsr4me do you have any pictures you could share of the underside of your rig But I buy and sell jeeps and when it has rusted I treat it. Takes just a few minutes and it's done.

This stuff don't chip or peel off... Its part of the metal. I only paint over it after since it will turn the parts of the frame with good paint on it, white. Wish I had some pics to show ya... Next time I do it I will...

I rustproofed mine within days of taking it home from the dealer when it was new. I check it often, and will touch it up or redo it as needed.

1988 E-150 4.9L 5 Speed Stick 2008 Jeep Liberty Auto Trans 2016 JK Rubicon Hard Rock Auto Trans I live in a rust belt state, bought my SKU new in 2009 and don't plan on selling it but obviously need to keep it from rusting from underneath me. Every spring after the winter salt/snow and every fall before the winter salt/snow it gets this done.

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I look for any surface rust starting to form and hit it with this. Any exposed underneath sheet metal, gets hit with this.

Then anything that's black such as the chassis, skid plates, axles, suspension, etc gets hit with this. ($7/can) It matches well, not too China, goes on very directional so no concerns with over spray and dries with a hard surface that doesn't easily scrape off.

And this is what my under carriage looks like after 8 years, 136K miles of daily driving Michigan rust belt weather. It's simple, easy, cost effective and works for me.

I'll leave the more expensive, and harder to apply solutions to the others. My index finger gets tired is about all I can say about the difficulty level.

I live in a rust belt state, bought my SKU new in 2009 and don't plan on selling it but obviously need to keep it from rusting from underneath me. Every spring after the winter salt/snow and every fall before the winter salt/snow it gets this done. I look for any surface rust starting to form and hit it with this.

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Any exposed underneath sheet metal, gets hit with this. Then anything that's black such as the chassis, skid plates, axles, suspension, etc gets hit with this.

($7/can) It matches well, not too China, goes on very directional so no concerns with over spray and dries with a hard surface that doesn't easily scrape off. And this is what my under carriage looks like after 8 years, 136K miles of daily driving Michigan rust belt weather.

It's simple, easy, cost effective and works for me. I'll leave the more expensive, and harder to apply solutions to the others.

My index finger gets tired is about all I can say about the difficulty level. They carry that Iron Armor stuff at HF and I found it to work better, more in a can, and cost less than Mausoleum equivalent products.

Plenty of the Mausoleum Truck bed liner in both. Its garbage compared to the IA, goes on thin and practically wipes off with anything that brushes against it.

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Painted undercarriage of Jeep with POR 15 to protect against rust. I've heard good things about POR15, as well as Fluid Film.

I live in a rust belt state, bought my SKU new in 2009 and don't plan on selling it but obviously need to keep it from rusting from underneath me. Every spring after the winter salt/snow and every fall before the winter salt/snow it gets this done. I look for any surface rust starting to form and hit it with this.

Any exposed underneath sheet metal, gets hit with this. Then anything that's black such as the chassis, skid plates, axles, suspension, etc gets hit with this.

($7/can) It matches well, not too China, goes on very directional so no concerns with over spray and dries with a hard surface that doesn't easily scrape off. And this is what my under carriage looks like after 8 years, 136K miles of daily driving Michigan rust belt weather.

It's simple, easy, cost effective and works for me. I'll leave the more expensive, and harder to apply solutions to the others.

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Do you spray the rust inhibitor and the metal protectant right on the parts of the jeep without installing? If that's the case that's awesome! I have the extended warranty with my jeep, and they do a spray before winter but that does not work.

I had to take some bolts off recently, such as my front lower control arm bolts and my trans skid plate because I changed my trans fluid. I forgot to take a “before” picture but there was a lot of surface rust in that area where the hitch mounts on that frame cross member.

This is a pic of what it looked like after spraying down that entire rear cross member with the rust reformer. If you look at my hitch wire harness, you can see the surface rust on that bracket since I didn't treat it.

That's what that area at the hitch mount looked like of the cross member. Then after that dried, I applied the IA Truck Bed Liner.

To give you an idea of what my underside chassis “could” look like. So it's seen 8 years 138K miles of Michigan rust belt weather being untreated.

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Looking at it now, it still looks good where I will likely only need to do some minor touch ups in the fall to get ready for that winter road salt. It did take me a few trial and error efforts before I got to this process that worked well.

Originally, I started with just using Mausoleum Truck Bed liner on the frame rails. What I found was that the Mausoleum was very misty spraying on, where I really had to make a lot of effort to not get any of it on my surrounding body paint, it rubbed off real easily from the frame rails and the surface rust bled through after a couple of months.

Since the IA truck bed liner was less expensive and more came in a can, I decided to give that a try. The IA also sprayed on much thicker and was much more durable when it dried than the mausoleum but I would still get some rust that would bleed through after a few months.

So then I decided to pick up a can of the rust reformer that was sitting right next to the IA truck bed liner and spray that surface rust with it, then apply the IA truck bed liner over the top of that. The rust no longer bleeds through the truck bed liner and the truck bed liner looks good and seems as tough as nails to resist scratches and wearing off.

It's hard to F it up unless you're really careless spraying it or you accidentally point the novel of the can in the wrong direction you're aiming at. Aim it at the black parts, and aim it away from the body color painted, plastic and China parts is my rule of thumb.

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I've been considering adding POR15 or Fluid Film to my rust prevention steps. The thing I'm not particularly liking is that these products make the under carriage China, and that they don't ever dry and can be washed off over time. I'm going for trying to maintain a duller black look like it came from the factory for the under carriage.

If I want China, I can always add Clear Coat spray to my current process which would add another layer of protection and wear resistance.

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