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Old 07-11-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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Frame rust

I'm just finishing up coating my box frame. I've wired brushed it, treated with Orpho and coated with POR15. Inside the frame however are chips and rust pieces. I poured Orpho inside the frame and removed as many chips/junk as possible.

My question, can rust be stopped or am I just slowing down the process? Seems to me it will be something I need to watch every couple of years and at some point I will have replace/beef up the frame. The frame is very solid right now.

Any rust/metal experts out there?

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Old 07-11-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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Rust is cancer......

You will never "stop" it. There are MANY products to control it, but outside of sand and/or bead blasting, wire brushing will take you back to "square one" in a few years, if not sooner. My "old faithful" for iron and steel resoration is Eastwood for the products used in restoration of frame, chassis and body work. Afformentioned does not include AS skin!

Question.... Is your AS frame "boxed"?

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Old 07-12-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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Undercoating

After finishing with Por 15, which I have just done, you might try using Liquid Film, a clear undercoating that you can spray on. This should be done once or twice a year.
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Yes the frame is boxed in the front half of the trailer.

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Old 07-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #5
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frame work

Umm - what does that mean: "is it BOXED?" as opposed to say, what? Do you refer to the shape of the frame steel? i.e., angle iron, round pipe/// like that or what?
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A box frame has metal all around - it is a box, the older trailers have a "C" frame which is in the shape of a "C". My frame is box from the front to the wheels and C from the wheels back.

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