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Old December 11th, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Getting a frame Galvanized

Having a frame dipped on Saturday, any tips on the prep? Its already being blasted.

I also have a frame from my 1985 if anyone is interested, rusted in areas, but some parts are still usable
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Get the inside as clean as you can, so that the acid dip can thoroughly penetrate the interior nooks. Before buying a new frame I looked into repairing my original frame and in doing so, I found ~1" of sediment in the interior of the frame rails.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:20 AM
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I did a used frame that looked like it was rust free. It was a true 85 frame that had been sitting in covered storage. There was soooo much rusty flakes inside the frame. I did as good as I could to get everything out, vacuuming and blowing it out. When they dipped it you wouldn't believe how much came out. The company didn't like the finish and took the extra effort to put it back in the acid bath and re-dip it. The finish was much better but you could still see some of the rust flecks that came out. I would do it again but try to clean it up a bit better, if possible.
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Mine is a very clean 97
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Mine is a very clean 97
There will be rust on the inside.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Tom, if you can get it chemically stripped, that would be best. This will clean out everything, and I mean everything. There will be no rust inside. The only problem with any of this, when you are dealing with a "pre-enjoyed" frame or bulkhead or whatever, is places where the metal overlaps. No matter what you do; blast it, dip it, it will still have corrosion there. Water gets in there thru capillary action and rust forms. Since the plates are inseparable, the rust remains.
All you can do is prep it the best you can and hope it turns out OK.
I'd say a new galvanized frame is better, but maybe not since aftermarket ones are all over the place, quality-wise.
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Can you powder coat over the top of galvanizing?
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Thanks Jeff. Is this a common practice?
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Thanks Jeff. Is this a common practice?
Not on land rover clearly ...
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