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  1. Defender Technical Discussions
    Went to get an appraisal to hot dip galvanize my inner wheel arches and sill rails and the guy told me it was going to be $250 to hot dip them. I heard the average cost is about $45 per 100lbs. Is this ridiculous? they're sandblasted and prepped all they have to do it dip them. Am I crazy or is...
  2. Defender Technical Discussions
    I am ready to pull the bulkhead off my project and get it cleaned up. Has anyone zinc sprayed the bulkhead as opposed to dip galvanizing it? A local powder coating / finishing shop sprays this type of coating. I am concerned that the dipping will be very rough like my chassis and not finish...
  3. Defender Technical Discussions
    Has anyone had a bulkhead galvanized lately? What did it cost you? I've searched the threads for an idea of the cost of getting the bulkhead hot dipped but haven't found much on what folks have been paying to have it done. I know prices vary depending on location and area.
  4. Series Technical Discussions
    So im ripping into my Series 2A.... taking everything apart getting read for media blast, galvanziing, paint powder coat etc. I want to galvanize the door frames. I noticed the skins on the front door tops are steel, and a bit tougher to pry off than the Aluminum skins on the rest of the door...
  5. Defender Technical Discussions
    First of all, I've been told that the bulkhead would twist if hot dipped without framing. Given that does anyone have advice on how to best frame the bulkhead so it survives a hot dip.
  6. Defender Technical Discussions
    For those who asked this is what I learned from my first galvanization run. I started with 80 individual items: new, used, rusty, painted, power coated, fully prepped, and older galvanized pieces. Basically anything steel that was on or going on my truck was dipped. The place I took my...
  7. Defender Technical Discussions
    I'm prepping my bulkheads for galvanizing and I was wondering if you need to remove the tposts and if they need to removed is there a trick to get them out. Also, do I need to drill out the rivnuts before taking it to the galvanizer. Thanks.
  8. Series Technical Discussions
    Some areas of the body capping have lost the zinc coating. Has anyone tried these compounds? http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/RUSTOLEUM-Cold-Galvanizing-Compound-3BU16
  9. Defender Technical Discussions
    Does anyone who know what it is? Can you really galvanize something a base color?
  10. Smaller Projects
    Finally got tired of colour and lousy military paint job on my 110 so spent the latter half of the summer and early fall pressure washing, sanding, stripping, pressure washing, sanding and on and on and on. Not a perfect finish but got it to a point I was happy with (and anything was an...
  11. Defender Technical Discussions
    When I had my bulkhead galvanized, I did not remove paint or rust and it came out fine. When I talk to galvanizers, I get two stories: 1. The line manager who is actually at the plant doing the galvanizing says, "grease, paint, oil, dirt, old galv, rust, doesn't matter - we burn it off or the...
  12. Defender Technical Discussions
    Has anyone done this to their original bulkhead? I'm having mine repaired and debating whether to have it powder-coated with a zinc based primer or galvanized? I have heard stories about warping and other problems with Galvy.
  13. Defender Technical Discussions
    Anyone ever use these guys in Jersey city?
  14. Defender Technical Discussions
    So did all Defender bulkheads come slathered in caulk? I don't mean the black tacky strip caulk. The one I'm working on is out of a NAS D110 and it has white fairly rigid caulk generously spread over the seams and in the corners. My plan is to cut out the big pieces and see what the paint...
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