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Old 02-26-2014, 05:58 PM
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Frame paint on whole underside??

My 05 is starting to show some rusty parts. Body is basically mint but frame, shackles, leaf springs, coil mounts, etc are showing some rust. No rot really just rust. But with the lift I have everything is visible. Friend of mine just bought a used jeep and the entire underbody including leaf springs, frame, mounts, everything was sprayed with this rugged black paint. I talked to the guy that sold it and he restores big rigs and he sprayed what he called a frame paint underneath. I'd basically tape off my shocks and let him go to town. Has anyone done or heard of anything like this? He said it would be roughly $600-$800 due to having to tape everything off and actually take his time to avoid overspray.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:36 PM
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I would be a little worried about painting over the rust spots and having it chip away and cause it to rust from underneath the new paint. But if the loose rust was scraped off pretty well before it was painted, I don't see why that wouldn't work. I personally started to undercoat my truck and did the frame rails but oversprayed onto a rust spot on the metal floor (2nd pic) and that immediately chipped away and looked even worse than the rust originally did.

To sum up my large jumble of words- if the area was cleaned and prepared well before painting, I think it would be worth a shot.

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:33 AM
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Yeah I thought of that. Figured I'd pressure spray it first to break off the loose stuff then I'd hit the trouble areas with a rust stopper before hand. I'm doing it for more aesthetic reasons than actual preventing rust. Trucks actually in good shape just some spot the factory coating is off
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just bought a used jeep and the entire underbody including leaf springs, frame, mounts, everything was sprayed with this rugged black paint.
I HATE when I go to buy a rig and its all painted... its like a chick whos online pic is only the neck up... lots to hide.

if you want true rust protection, depending on where you live, there are companies that offer an "undercoat" service. Which is sounds like this guy does.

If you want to paint parts for aesthetics just spend some time pressure washing the under carriage with degreaser and clean it all really good... then get you a can of black enamel paint (i use appliance paint), just tape off all the parts and spray away.

I do this every spring to clean all the winter "crap" off and to touch up the undercarriage before beach cruising season.
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Ugh, just so lazy haha. I figured paying someone else to spray underneath would be the easiest. I bought new front spring mounts and new springs from fabtech so those will nice but everything else needs a painting.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:22 AM
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haha, the show truck life is hard.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:28 AM
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I hear that. Those guys with dropped trucks have it easy, can't see anything under there.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:31 AM
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I'm going to snap a photo of that jeep when I get a chance and post it up. He's had it for about 4-5months now so it will be interesting to see how it's held up through winter. In also going to ask the painter what exactly he uses for paintfor a paint.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:40 AM
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He may not guve up his secret but ask how he applies it, spray gun vs spray can.
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It's a gun
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