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Paint the Frame and Undercarriage? If so, why not?

Hello all,

Still doing the "to the frame" rebuild. Got the whole hvac system apart, cleaned, and put back together. I'd love to be able to make some sort of filter for the leaf grinder but I can't figure it out.

Anyway.

I got into a discussion with a well-zuk-educated friend and this is what he told me. Let's discuss:
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The other thought here is that a coating that thick may trap moisture in the
body seams, making the typical Zook corrosion-from-the-inside-out problem far
worse.

Why would you want to Herculine the frame? The stock coating is really tough,
and I have found that most paint/undercoatings won't stick to it for very long.
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I really wanted to coat everything and give it all a good clean look,mostly protected. However these are also valid points.

Thoughts?
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Re: Paint the Frame and Undercarriage? If so, why not?

I'm in the same boat too. I have my frame just about ready for paint/undercoating/whatever, as all the welding on it should be done anyday now. But after some thought, I may just sand down what I can, and use an epoxy primer on the sanded and bare metal areas. I may not even bother with a poly-type bedliner. I don't know [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] The last thing I want to do is media blast it and start at bare metal. This frame is rust free as it is, and to be honest, even with my old POS Zuk frame, it was never really that bad for rust. I guess it's one of those, "why mess with a good thing?"

Anyone else have any ideas?

Cheers,
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Re: Paint the Frame and Undercarriage? If so, why not?

Personally, I'd just use some etching primer and good paint on any spots the factory coating is missing . At 250k my frame still looks great anywhere that coating is still present . For that matter , the only spots it's missing is where I've welded or mounted stuff . If you do plan to coat it , try to get as smooth a finish as possible and minimize the possiblity of crap sticking to it and causing corrosion .
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Re: Paint the Frame and Undercarriage? If so, why not?

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Still doing the "to the frame" rebuild. Got the whole hvac system apart, cleaned, and put back together. I'd love to be able to make some sort of filter for the leaf grinder but I can't figure it out.


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run down to the hardware store and purchase some fiberglass window screen. cut a piece and place it between the hvac box and the cowl as you reinstall the heater unit. i might also recommend a new heater core ... although i usually like to replace those only when the thermometer is below 25 degrees! outside and in the driveway ... last winter i actually had to turn down the fan and heat control after i installed a new heater core. advance auto about 50 bucks.
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Get some stainless or aluminum screen and use a double peice cut to fit the cowl intake plastic peice . There should be two 10mm nuts holding it to the underside of the cowl way up above the heater core . Remove it and install the screen on top to keep all the garbage from getting down on top of the heater core .
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