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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Which do you prefer

Which do you prefer undercoating or paint for the underbody and chassis.
I did one truck with all paint and it turned out great, but I'm not sure what the long term effects will be on paint.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 06:45 PM
 
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Paint.

IMHO, undercoating actually works better but doesn't last as long. Over time, undercoating can become brittle and flake off leaving unprotected metal.

undercoating is more resistant to rock-chips though.


The undercoating is difficlut to remove if you want to do any repair work or modifications.


Neither will work very well if you don't get the chassis completely clean before application though.

it is far easier to clean paint than undercoating. Undercoating seems to absorb dirt making the underside of your rig appear forever dirty.

I think the long term would be easier for re-applications of paint than undercoating.
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powder coating would be the ultimate but I don't think it is feasable on a frame or body. Possibly on smaller items such as suspension components or driveshafts.
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