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Rubberized undercoating or Rust Stopping Primer?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Toy4Life, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I was wondering which would be better for the undercarriage. Rubberized undercoating or black Rust stopping primer?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I think the black paint would penatrate the smaller cracks. Use both!:D
     
  3. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    glad you brought this up tfl!!! mine has been offroaded pretty heavily, and the undercarriage is a bit rusty. gonna pressure wash the frame real good and paint it and under coat all that i can see.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    That's what I was thinking. The primer would be a good surface for the undercoating to adhere to.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Just be sure its dry before you paint it! Dont want to trap miosture in the frame. :D
     
  6. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:08 PM
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    A lot of people in the classic restoration circles are adamantly against rubberized undercoatings because of their tendency to trap moisture there by promoting rust. A product I have come across recently that seems to get a high amount of praise is POR 15. Some guys think it is so awesome that they will forgo powder coating for a generous amount of this stuff painted on the frame. I personally don't believe it is better than powder coating, but for a body undercoat it is probably one of the better products out there.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    ... It might be a good idea to put some kind of sound deadening undercoat on top of the POR 15 while you are at it. Not necessary but while your down there...
     
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