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Barry-Sue
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« on: May 29, 2014, 08:15:00 pm »

Since we had to buy a small can of chassis saver (8 oz) at $20 a can and only needed a small amount to fix our doorframe we decided to tackle a couple of other areas.  Once the chassis saver is exposed to air it is very difficult to store it for too long of a period.   Here are before and after pictures of our step and hitch.  We are very pleased with the results and hopefully it will keep the rust away.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 09:28:10 pm »

Very Nice job on the hitch. I did my battery box with it. I will do the hitch after the entry way.

Bill
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 10:38:55 pm »

Bill

We did our battery box when we first got the PC in 2011.  The battery box still looks brand new!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 08:31:23 am »

Wow, nice clean job! 

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 11:58:22 am »

Beautiful protection job!  Is the chassis saver applied with a brush? 
Seems like drips from bottom of the step could be hazardous while applying it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 12:37:25 pm »

Barry-Sue, where did you buy the chassis saver?
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 01:02:52 pm »

My local auto parts store. 1 qt. $42.00.   pulling hair out
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 01:21:50 pm »

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Ron

Thanks, because of the tight area, the step is really a 2-person job.  One to apply the chassis saver and the other to move the light, respond quickly to drips, spills and whatever else needs to be done.

In the future I would use a fresh brush for each coat and each part.  It is just too hard to keep the chassis saver from setting up on the brush.  I used the same brush for the first coat on the step and the hitch.  The bristles were getting stiff before I could finish the hitch and had to sand out brush marks before the second coat. The hitch finish is still not as smooth as I wanted .

We got the chassis saver from the local NAPA Parts Store.  It was almost half the price of the first can we bought at a non-chain parts store.

We found UNI-SOLVE by Smith&Nephew will remove the chassis save from skin within an hour or so after contact.

Here is a link for a UNI-SOLVE description:
http://www.smith-nephew.com/professional/products/all-products/uni-solve/

Here is a link for UNI-SOLVE on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Auni%20solve%20adhesive%20remover

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 12:31:34 pm »

I really want to get to sealing the back side of our step.  It starts with buying that chassis saver product.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 11:51:06 am »

Good job
   I think I commented last year about using Por 15 a rust remover/inhibitor,,then you have to paint it paint can not be exposed to UV rays,,, so this looks like a better alternative..  it is not cheap either,,,, also messy....
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