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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:17 PM
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Minor rust on safari cage

Hi, I sprayed waxoyl to the undercarriage of my '97 SW (learned after exhaustive forum searches/reading) on all unpainted surfaces, but I have some small rust areas on my cage/related bolted areas.. Can I just sand those off and spray waxoyl directly on the cage, painted or no? No luck w/searches on that subject. Thanks.
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I'd make sure you still paint it.. sand off the rust, paint over it, then waxoyl it.. waxoyl is only temporary, and if you dont cover the bare metal with paint, it'll rust down the road..
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I found that duplicolor flat black looks remarkably similar to the original color of the powder coat on the cage, but if you are going that far you may as well rough the powder coat and spray the entire cage bar to make it look uniform. I also found that spray on truck bedliner is very durable and easy enough to apply to the cage.

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Hi, I sprayed waxoyl to the undercarriage of my '97 SW (learned after exhaustive forum searches/reading) on all unpainted surfaces, but I have some small rust areas on my cage/related bolted areas.. Can I just sand those off and spray waxoyl directly on the cage, painted or no? No luck w/searches on that subject. Thanks.
I wouldn't. I sprayed the rear cross member after a similar episode. It was messy for a long time to say the least. Never liked the texture of it outside of the frame.

Take the cage off, galvanize it and then have it sprayed. Problem solved.
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Yeah, you just can't beat galvanizing for durability. It even hardens the surface steel in the process.
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Repainting the entire roll cage because of minor rust around the bolt hole area seems to be overkill to me.

I used SEM Rust Shield frame piant for similar situations.
Just remove a bolts from one side at a time (so the roll cage stays attached). Lift up on roll cage, about 1/4" or so, just enough to spray Waxoyl 120-4 between the roll bar plate and the mating plate on the fender.

On the roll bar plate, sand around the holes, apply 2-3 coats of paint. Lightly apply Waxoyl 120-4 around each hole, this will lubricate the surface to avoid scratching the paint, then install a nylon washer and the remainder of the hardware...

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