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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:47 PM
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DIY Waxoyl Treatment

Has any done a "do it yourself" waxoyl treatment by using a regular garden sprayer? you can get a wand and wand extenstions, etc. to get inside the frame. you can thin the waxoyl down with thinner if need be. I was speaking wiht a club member that did this and it worked well for him. I am thinking of doing it and wanted to see if anyone else has done it -see your thoughts, etc.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Perfect timing - I too had questions about DIY Waxoyl for this weekend.
Specifically regarding prep, is it best practice to sand/paint before applying Waxoyl? Or just Waxoyl over what you've got. I don't have rust but the paint on the under side is scrapped or blemished, particularly on the axles.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 08:07 PM
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I painted my frame (well back 3/4((as best I could)) with POR 15. I have heard rave reviews about this stuff. then the plan is to Waxoyl over the POR 15. of course the important part is the inside of the frame and you can't paint that so it is all up to the Waxoyl. That is where the wand comes in handy and you just fog it all out and coat the inside of the frame. Again that is the plan for me, I am still trying to figure out the Waxoyl application and I like the idea of DIY with the garden sprayer.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Don't do it. Total mess and not worth it. Waxoyl is not that expensive.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 03:43 AM
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Why don't you just take it to Robison's and get the professional Waxoyl job? Then you can just touch it up as necessary.

POR-15 is OK for some purposes, but its no panacaea, and like you said, the inside is still unprotected. All the effectiveness is in the prep, and if you followed the POR-15 instructions with Rustoleum you'd get a great result. I use POR-15 on suspension pieces, freshly-blasted metal, and small brackets and stuff that just need a good coat of paint. I wouldnt' trust it to protect my chassis long-term.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 08:36 AM
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I spent quite a lot of time and effort to remove waxoyl from my Series frame so I could inspect and paint it. The stuff is tenacious. I really don't see though, how anyone could apply waxoyl properly without the pro tools and a lift. Without both you could never get it into the hidden recesses and inside of the frame and those are the very places that are the most vulnerable to corrosion. I would definitely spend the money to have this applied by a shop. You can DIY, but it will be a compromise.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:18 AM
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I'm no expert but I don't see waxoyl (or the like) being the product to put on your axle housings. Wire wheel and paint those.

But I have mixed feelings about the stuff. Unless you clean/prepare meticulously before applying, and then get complete coverage I think you are just trapping crap and moisture under it or in the frame.
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I had my '04 D2 professionally done by Robisons. While expensive, the finished product done with proper prep was very impressive, effective and long lived.
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I used a garden sprayer on my last D90 and it came out pretty darn good. I wasn't able to get into the interior of the frame very far but was able to completely coat the inside of the rear crossmember and pretty much anywhere else I needed to get. I just thinned it down to get it to spray well through the sprayer.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 07:47 AM
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I'm going to be trying out a product which is better suited for a DIY application. I'll be glad to share what I can about it for anyone interested.
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