Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 05-11-2010, 04:22 AM
Frez1812 Frez1812 is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 71
Default Undercoating your own

I'm thinking about doing my own undercoating. I have a 2004 Ford Ranger 4x4 XLT 4.0, it has 67,000 miles and never been undercoated.

Has anyone ever purchased their own undercoating and did their own trucks? I have access to a lift and can do it with that. I see the auto stores sell the undercoating in the cans for around 10.00 a can.

Just curious.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-11-2010, 10:04 AM
TheStig TheStig is offline
My truck snorts.
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 820
Default Re: Undercoating your own

i did mine about a week ago....i only did the frame rails though

basically just took the wheels off and went to town
__________________
1996 XLT 2.3T "White Lightning" 5/7 dropped, Turbo street toy
2006 FX4 Off Road, DD, work in progress
1985 XLT 2.8L 4x4 "The Black Pearl" (retired but still around)
1987 XL 2.3L 2wd R.I.P.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerAllie View Post
I love me some Stig
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-11-2010, 11:04 AM
DieHard4rd DieHard4rd is offline
The Old Guy
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,824
Default Re: Undercoating your own

Just make sure it's clean before you spray. Primer any bare spots on the sheet metal.
__________________
www.1fun4rd.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-11-2010, 11:56 AM
Frez1812 Frez1812 is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 71
Default Re: Undercoating your own

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheStig View Post
i did mine about a week ago....i only did the frame rails though

basically just took the wheels off and went to town
How many cans did you use and what brand of undercoating? Did you do anything special to prep the frame?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-11-2010, 12:27 PM
DieHard4rd DieHard4rd is offline
The Old Guy
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,824
Default Re: Undercoating your own

I usd 3M
__________________
www.1fun4rd.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-14-2010, 09:51 AM
john_boi john_boi is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Default Re: Undercoating your own

I was told by a mechanic not to use the rubberized undercoat. It can sometimes create a water bladder in turn causing rust and corrosion that is undetectable.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-14-2010, 06:23 PM
Dcrymes99ranger Dcrymes99ranger is offline
Explorer seats are in
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 6,176
Default Re: Undercoating your own

I need to do mine. It has 207,000 miles on it, and I don't think it's ever been done.
__________________
1999 Ford Ranger 3.0xl


My Build Thread!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-14-2010, 06:36 PM
DieHard4rd DieHard4rd is offline
The Old Guy
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,824
Default Re: Undercoating your own

^^funnah!!!
__________________
www.1fun4rd.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-17-2010, 03:18 AM
richarddhoward richarddhoward is offline
Road Trippin' King!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,010
Send a message via MSN to richarddhoward
Default Re: Undercoating your own

P.O.R. 15, paint on stuff the auto body instructor told me about, works over rust too. Guess it's the shiznit. I'm doing mine here soon.
__________________
97 Ranger - 4.0 V6 auto, 4wd, 31x10.5x15s Wild Country XTX Sport All Terrains, Warn locking hubs, Pioneer deck with iPod attachment, Snugtop Topper, K&N filter, scan gauge II, Hella 500 Lights, More parts coming, waiting for the paycheck to get bigger!

Truck built in loving memory of Norm Howard
Outcast Racing
PNW Crew!!!
Afterhours Clan!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaron_ariens View Post
I think Henry just shit himself
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radness View Post
Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-17-2010, 05:25 AM
euroticcustoms euroticcustoms is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 14
Default Re: Undercoating your own

Duplicolor Truck Bed Coating in an aerosol can. It's the shit
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-19-2010, 10:27 PM
jkenenski jkenenski is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 33
Default Re: Undercoating your own

use the permatex undercoating. if you really want to do a good job, wire wheel the frame, and get some rusty metal primer for under the undercoat ive done a few like that...
__________________
2000 RANGER XLT 4X4 OFFROAD
3.0L Flex-Fuel EXTENDED CAB, STEPSIDE BED...
32" BFG all terrains, Stainless handles on side of cab, DeeZee chrome bed box, 2" black Bull Bar with lights, Alpine CDE-100 CD Receiver,
Front speakers-Kicker 07DS680 5"x7"/6"x8"s,
Rear speakers 5"x7" Polk Audio MOMO's in removeable boxes for audio outside the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Clinton Clinton is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 14,049
Default Re: Undercoating your own

Yes no rubberized undercoating! Wire wheel, brush, spray! Oh and masking tape
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-20-2010, 11:37 AM
zvice32 zvice32 is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 23
Default Re: Undercoating your own

X2 ^^ I had a old jeep that someone had used rubberized undercoating on and anywhere the coating had a ding from rock chips it started to delaminate. I had to replace the floor boards because of this. Water would get trapped between the coating and the sheet metal. Then it would spread.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-20-2010, 06:57 PM
Erock Erock is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 39
Default Re: Undercoating your own

I mentioned this in another thread, and thought I'd mention it here. If you decide to use POR-15, save a few wide mouth glass jars, like pickle jars or spaghetti sauce jars.
I bought some POR-15 a couple years ago, and it was almost $44 a quart. A little of it goes a long way, so you'll probably have a bit left over after undercoating your truck.
Put the POR-15 in the glass jars with a piece of plastic wrap in between the jar and lid. If you keep it in the can, any paint in the rim of the can will basically weld the lid to the can, and it will be next to impossible to remove.
Also remember to wear rubber gloves. If you get it on your skin, it will take a month to wear off. I also use cheap plastic bristle throw away brushes since it is next to impossible to clean POR-15 from a brush.
Hope this helps. The guy who sold me the POR told me all this. I still have most of the quart of POR in the jars, and it is still just fine. Lids come off nice and easy with the plastic wrap under the lid. I used a double layer of plastic wrap.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-22-2010, 10:25 AM
IGGY RED IGGY RED is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 53
Default Re: Undercoating your own

Any pics of undercoating rangers
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have an undercoating paint job? dzld9 Exterior Tech 0 04-10-2010 11:50 AM
Undercoating? Sal Exterior Tech 10 03-25-2010 04:58 PM
Anyone ever try the undercoating sold at Home Depot? hunterranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 02-14-2010 04:57 PM