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Old 12-23-2019, 06:36 PM #1
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Woolwax after almost 2 months.

I undercoated my 3rd gen as some added insurance to all of the frame / undercarriage work I did this past summer. I must say this product has me completely satisfied.

I applied the undercoating with a Wagner electric paint gun. (HVLP) and it came out perfectly. I purchased a gallon of the black color undercoating (Woolwax Brand) and I let it set for just over a month before finally washing my truck today. Personally i was scared that it would all wash off if i got a car wash immediately and slowly it turned from an oil texture to a heavy dirty grease texture which is what I wanted. I went through a full service touch car wash with an undercarriage wash because I have an unlimited membership with the local company and these are the results. Honestly I cant tell a difference after the first wash. However I'm going to take some time tomorrow to reapply a second coat because the weather is warm in Michigan right now and I'll more than likely only get one car wash per month this winter to keep the coating as thick as possible. I use a flag mount on my front bumper as a gauge for how the rest of the truck looks.

Anyways, for any undercoating questions this is the real deal. In addition to that I'll apply some WD-40 on the inside of the frame because I dont want something this thick in there. I hit up the sand dunes all summer with my truck and I'm not looking to get the entire inside of my frame filled with a sandy thick oil lol.
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Wool wax is similar to Fluid Film. Just comes in black. I even use the woolwax guns and containers when I coat my rides undercarriages, inside panels etc.

WD-40 will work great inside your frame. I know FF does too, when I rebuild frames, I remove the frame holes so I don't have to worry about coating the inside of the frames ever again. The Salt belt is just a killer on all rides. :-(

Looks Great VernySanders. :-)
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Wool wax is similar to Fluid Film. Just comes in black. I even use the woolwax guns and containers when I coat my rides undercarriages, inside panels etc.

WD-40 will work great inside your frame. I know FF does too, when I rebuild frames, I remove the frame holes so I don't have to worry about coating the inside of the frames ever again. The Salt belt is just a killer on all rides. :-(

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Thanks Brillo! I appreciate it and yes it is lol one day when I have a commercial garage or barn I'm going to pull the frame and sealing it up doesnt sound like a half bad idea.
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Thanks Brillo! I appreciate it and yes it is lol one day when I have a commercial garage or barn I'm going to pull the frame and sealing it up doesnt sound like a half bad idea.
Its the only way you can save them from rotting out in the rust belt. Unless you rust proof from brand new. :-)

Dogtail undercarriage looks great and he only used WD-40 from Day one when it was new.
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What are your thoughts on Eastwood frame coating?
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What are your thoughts on Eastwood frame coating?
I think its worthless. I fixed a section of frame and coated it with Eastwood frame coating in the inside of the frame and went back in a year later and it was rusting.

Maybe great for non rust belt areas. I never use it again. Overpriced black spray paint. Rustoleum would do a better job. ;)

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I think its worthless. I fixed a section of frame and coated it with Eastwood frame coating in the inside of the frame and went back in a year later and it was rusting.

Maybe great for non rust belt areas. I never use it again. Overpriced black spray paint. Rustoleum would do a better job. ;)

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HAHA! I saw your build posts after I saw this and figured... I guess I'll start planning another method. My truck is from Michigan. I POR-15'd the outside of the frame. Didn't know the real issue was the INSIDE. My next 4Runner will be awesome... lol.
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