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Rust Removal/Rust Proofing

Spent a good 5 hours today removing surface rust from the Rubicon and rust proofing it with Chassis Saver. Did a lot of research and most professionals recommended Chassis Saver over POR-15. It was a lot of work but it turned out nice. Sorry for the after pictures but I had already changed and didn't want to get that stuff on me.











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Looks much better in the after pics. Salt sure does a job on undersides huh?

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I know, it's ridiculous. The Jeep is only 10 years old and the under body had a lot of surface rust. The Chassis Saver was $44 for a quart but it went a long way.

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Nice work. Hmm, Chassis Saver... I used to use Ospho when I was in Florida 20 years ago. Guess I need to get on the program if I need to treat rust again.
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Here's their website.

http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp

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What is this rust you speak of? Just kidding, I live in the Southwest and have bare metal parts in/on my Jeep without a spot of rust. In the future I will have the parts coated...but it isn't on the "must do" list yet as it is for you folks in snow country.
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Oscar Mike, I envy you living where rust isn't a problem, but then again when I visited Las Vegas several years ago I thought I was going to die from the heat. It was 100 all week! That ole saying it's a dry heat is BS! Fire is a dry heat too

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Oscar Mike, I envy you living where rust isn't a problem, but then again when I visited Las Vegas several years ago I thought I was going to die from the heat. It was 100 all week! That ole saying it's a dry heat is BS! Fire is a dry heat too
Yes, we have about 4 months of heat every year, about 6 months of spring like weather, and about 2 months of mild winter.

The heat sucks for sure, that's why we head to the Oregon Coast every July for a few weeks. Then in August we head North to the mountains for a couple of weeks.

In the Desert Southwest you learn in the summer time to live from air conditioned space to your air conditioned car, back to your air conditioned space.
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I used POR-15 and Chassis Black on Rubi's bumpers and in spite of thorough prep according to directions, I've had some of it flake off. I think I would have had just as good performance with primer and a rattle can enamel. I've used Ospho for years and always had good luck with it, I'll have to check out Chassis Saver - I have some surface rust issues on the motorhome to deal with.

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The more that I read, the more confused I get, any current thoughts on the bottom side care besides talcolm powder? No wait, now talcolm powder has claimed issues.

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