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Old 11-12-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Front subfame corrosion protection

Got a corrosion free front sub frame assembly from down south. My original lasted 25 years, the last 10 with oiling and fluid film sprayed inside. With it's seams, folds, joints, etc., what would you use to protect the subframe?

Just oil
POR 15
Rustoleum paint
Powder coat
Hot dip galvanized

Feel free to add any other method.

My thoughts, with POR 15 and Powder coat, corrosion can start under the top coat or at a seam, and not be detected for a period of time, while the corrosion has it's way with the steel. Hot dip galvanized would, at first look, be the way to go if you can find someone to do it, and at a price point.

I went with 4 coats of Rustoleum gloss black paint, with Nuxudol 700 cavity wax sprayed inside the box sections. Which is also the least expensive, and I did it at my own time and pace. So my question is, what would you choose and why?
No doubt, the subfame will now outlive me even if I did nothing.

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Old 11-12-2019, 04:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Front subfame corrosion protection

Buy a can of FluidFilm and give it a proper douching.

https://www.fluid-film.com/


Works quite well on keeping the crusties at bay, according to Salt Belt experts like Eric O. on the South Main Auto Channel!

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Old 11-12-2019, 09:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Front subfame corrosion protection

The oil filter does an amazing job of keeping the passenger side rust at bay. I put oil in the driver's side at my oil changes now.

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Old 11-13-2019, 12:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: Front subfame corrosion protection

Waxoyl.
Either the brand name or the diy stuff.

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