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« on: July 14, 2012, 02:57:25 pm »

Noticed a little rust on the hardware used to mount the battery tray.  After researching rust prevention products and talking with friends I concluded that a paint called "Chassis Saver" seemed to be the answer.  The price is a little steep $17 for 8 1/2 ozs. but if it works the way everyone says it should be worth it.  I have used rustoleum spray paint in the past and the rust seems to come back after awhile.

Took the plunge and bought a can on Friday, prep'ed and painted the battery tray mounting hardware today.  It looks really good right now, only time will tell how well it holds up.  Here are the before and after pictures.

Here is the website for Chassis Saver Paint:

http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp



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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 07:10:25 pm »

Interesting product.  I wonder if it is similar to POR-15 beause they run about the same cost per ounce.  I used POR-15 on my pickup truck frame.  Four Chicago winters later (with all that salt) and it is holding up beautifully.  Though I did apply 2 coats and a top coat of Rustoleum paint.

I really need to do something about the back side of my entry step.  The sheet metal in back has concerning rust.  I can see it well from below and also from the battery tray when slid out.  One more thing to take care of.

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 08:12:14 pm »

Ron,

   It is similar to POR-15.   I heard that it is a little better.  I had my choice between the chassis saver and por-15 so chose the chassis saver.  It actually adheres better when there is rust. 

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 05:54:08 pm »

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I really need to do something about the back side of my entry step.

One thing I would caution you on when working on the step is to make sure none of this "paint" gets on the area where the step slides in and out.  You do "NOT" want to fuse the step to its brackets or the step may not move any more.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 05:46:30 pm »

Thanks for the tip Barry-Sue.

I should give Chassis Saver a try since I aready have worked with POR-15.

One thing I recall about POR-15, it had something to do with exposure to the sun.  It goes on Jet-Black but with UV exposure, it supposely turns cloudy to a mikly gray color.  Given I painted over my POR-15, I'll never see that happen.  Does Chassis Saver state the same UV discoloration?

One thing I noticed working with POR-15 on my pickup truck, and I assume the Chassis Saver would behave similarly.  When I first applied it with a brush on the top surfaces of the frame, a few drips ran down the side.  I had moved on working in another area, later noticing those drips.  They had spread horizontally against gravity as much as a half inch in each direction.  It was quite impressive how POR-15 penetrated the metal like that.

Backing up the point about getting that stuff on your skin.  I did get a little on me.  It was nearly 2 months before my skin shed the last of it.  Good thing it didn't drip on my face.

Prior to applying the POR-15, with the truck's bed off the frame, I banged the frame with a hammer to first get off all loose rust.  Much rust looked like surface-only but after banging, solid-looking material came flying off.  That took two evenings.

That project had me in a boat-load of regret.  But $600 later and all those man hours behind me, it took about 6 months to appreciate the vehicle.  Four years later and all remains well.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 07:39:51 pm »

Ron

Chassis Saver has the same UV warining.  I'm not going to top coat it and wait and see how gray it gets and how it looks.

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 12:01:28 am »

Chassis Saver has the same UV warining.
Hmm, it sure sounds like the same stuff.  Maybe the patent window has past and now it is offered by others under different names.  POR-15 has been around for maybe 20 years.  Maybe it's time.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 09:24:00 am »

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Backing up the point about getting that stuff on your skin.  I did get a little on me.  It was nearly 2 months before my skin shed the last of it.  Good thing it didn't drip on my face.

Ron,

    A good adhesive remover will work to get products like this off your skin without any damage to the skin.  We use this at home
http://www.amazon.com/Uni-Solve-Adhesive-Remover-Wipes-Box/dp/B0057Z6BJM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1342704103&sr=8-4&keywords=uni-solve+adhesive+remover

    Many local medical stores carry it, in fact when our local Walmart had a medical store in it they also carried it.

    It works really well.

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 02:10:25 pm »

Good to know Sue, Thank You!
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