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Old 01-11-2019, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Frame protection

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i got my new Duramax in June 2018. After a while i realized that the Frame is not coated with paint. There is only a wax coating on the frame. You can easily scratch that off with you fingernails. I dindt knew that before i took the order in for the truck. Now i have to live with that.
Any advice for the best protection to prevent rust.
I mean in summer under 30 Degrees this waxcoat will disappear. If i want to clean the frame with a pressure washer i could also wash that off easily.
What you guys are doing against that problem.
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Chevy has been using this wax for many years now and it works fine. You are asking what to use for protection and that’s what the wax is there for. No, it won’t disappear in warm temps. Do you think that people who use these trucks in extremely hot climates walk out to there trucks and there’s a pool of melted wax under them? And no, it is not easy to pressure wash the wax off, you would have to use extremely high pressure and intentionally try to remove it.

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Thank you for your advice. I just meaned that it could dissapear in hot temperatures. And it could go off with pressure washing. I dont have experience with that and i didnt try it and im probably not gonna try it to clean the frame with a pressure washer. I was asking for protection because i have already spots where the wax coating is not applied anymore. It is gone. I dont know why. And there some spots where i miss this was coat because of the carhoist used from the dealership doing oilchange. So without the waxcoat the frame starts to rust. I already have some rust spots.
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Hi @ all
i got my new Duramax in June 2018. After a while i realized that the Frame is not coated with paint. There is only a wax coating on the frame. You can easily scratch that off with you fingernails. I dindt knew that before i took the order in for the truck. Now i have to live with that.
Any advice for the best protection to prevent rust.
I mean in summer under 30 Degrees this waxcoat will disappear. If i want to clean the frame with a pressure washer i could also wash that off easily.
What you guys are doing against that problem.
cheers
chevmen
When I lived (or should I say slowly died - lol) in Michigan, here is what I did:

* Power wash the undercarriage of the truck after every snowfall where they paved the roads with salt.

* Always wash the underside even in the summer.

* After every oil change, paint brush the old oil all over the underside of the truck.

Now I did that with a new 90 K1500 that left MI in 2003. Never had any rust-thru. But she sure had plenty of rust every time I crawled up under her. Even with all that, it's just the nature of the beast. I also paid the dealer to "rustproof" the entire truck before delivery. But I don't put much stock in that after market insurance policy. There's just no one and done with fighting mother nature.

I did, however, never have a bolt break or a nut not come off. No heat needed. I credit all that stuff above with that. And I got top dollar for it when I sold it in 2012. I didn't even list it. A guy driving by knocked on my door and asked to buy it - lol.
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I would use "Chassis Saver" it is a paint that is used on Big Rigs. Its expensive but it works

wear gloves because whatever it touches it stays on

you apply it with a brush
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