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Black Stroker
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What do you all use to clean your frames up? I have some rust starting on mine and can't stand it. Also can you do the same to the leaf springs they are rusting as well? Thanks
 

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SEM Rust-Mort with a SEM RustShield topcoat.

 

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I bought one of these from harbor freight.


Worked great cleaning up my new frame, all I did was use some black spray paint after I got it all clean.
 

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I bought one of these from harbor freight.


Worked great cleaning up my new frame, all I did was use some black spray paint after I got it all clean.
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Or a wire brush, and some Gloss Black spray bombs.
 

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Black Stroker
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I used a wire brush the first time I did it. Worked ok and I used the rustolem primer then the armor. I didn't know if spray paint or something else would look better.
 

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I met that thing the first day I reported onboard the USS Trenton LPD-14 .
I was going to say he obviously was never in the Navy!LOL
 

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What is that thing?
air needle scaler
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One of the best tools to clean off old paint and rust from hard metal. I first tried a wire brush and that just wasnt fast enough. That needle scaler does great work........just make sure you wear some ear plugs LOL


Then again it helps that the air compressor I use is a gas powered one that use to be on a penske truck rental/leasing service truck. The only time it drops psi is when it runs out of gas, other then that it holds 110 psi.
 

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Black Stroker
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When you all cleaned the frame did you just remove the 8 bolts in the bed and disconnect the tail lights? Or did you leave it on? I also have rhino lining and don't have access to the bolts because they rhino lined over them.
 

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Black Stroker
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Was it hard at all? and what do they weigh?
 

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My bolts were rusted pretty good and kept breaking torx bits. So I cross cut the heads and chiseled the heads off. Disconnect the taillight harness and lift off. Only took 4 guys due to bulkiness but weight wise 2 guys could lift it.

Pretty easy to remove if your bed bolts come out.
 

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Black Stroker
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Well do I just cut the rhino lining off the heads of the bolts? will they rust after that?
 

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They shouldn't rust if left exposed. They have some sort of rust preventative coating on them. Not sure if they're galvanized or not but that's what it appears to be.
 

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I had to cut all but 1 or 2 box bolts and they were only in for 10 months so i say just cut them and buy new ones...
 

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Black Stroker
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I will try to just cut the rhino lining off the bolts then remove it either by cutting them or welding a bolt to the top of them whatever gets them to come off.
 
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