It is of great interest among outdoor enthusiasts, and is not cheap. In 1997, Wrangler presented the TJ series. It is quite strong and not excessively expensive in operation vehicle with good off-road qualities. Jeep Wrangler is the exact opposite of the modern SUV. It has a solid construction (in particular, the supporting frame, rigid axles and gearbox), but the running gear does not provide satisfactory control accuracy.
Are all Jeep TJ frames the same?
At the end of 1996, the second generation that is TJ was presented. It has a bit archaic design that is more of an advantage compared to the modern sophistication. ABS, BAs, ESP and antibus systems take the car out of almost hopeless positions. Passage is provided on any roads, and also in the absence of them. The interior, it is necessary to notice, is rather ascetic. It has very rigid plastic, no climate control, headlight washer, rain sensor and other useful details. But there is an on-board computer, tire pressure sensors – as on all American cars, factory tinted windows and much more. Good noise insulation, adequate suspension.
All 97-06 TJ frames are the same, however the engine size is different.
How do I stop my Jeep frame from rusting?
Elevated humidity, temperature fluctuations, aggressive reagents on the road and other factors provoke the appearance of rust on the car body. Not only does rust spoil your appearance. Over time, the damaged area expands and deepens, and the part has to be completely replaced.
In normal operation, good storage conditions and timely anti-corrosion treatment are the main conditions for the absence of rust on the car. But if a hearth of corrosion has appeared, then it must try to quickly localize. Natural oxidation and other chemical reactions occurring with the metal are almost impossible to remove. However, there are ways to slow down the process and limit its spread.
How do I fix rust on my Jeep Wrangler?
First of all, the place with the hotbed of corrosion is thoroughly cleaned from dirt, paint and primer. Usually this is done with coarse-grained abrasive paper. The cleaned up area is treated with a “rust converter”. After it is completely dry, the body surface is prepared for painting – cleaned, primed and puttied. An anti-corrosion primer can be used to improve the result. The final part is painting and polishing of the body.
If a very small area is damaged or it is not possible to carry out the work described above, you can use anticorrosion varnish. Its composition contains corrosion inhibitors, which penetrate into the damaged area and neutralize rust. This transparent coating does not require deep cleaning, but is applied to a washed and thoroughly dried surface.
It is important to perform the treatment correctly by following the technology and drying all layers. Otherwise all efforts will simply disappear, and in the worst case will provoke corrosion.
Rust converters may have different packaging forms and application methods, but have the same principle of action. Their main component is orthophosphoric acid, which comes into active contact with oxidized surfaces, creating an oxygen-tight microfilm. Without access to the oxidizer, the chemical reaction stops and the metal stops breaking down.
The rust converter is sold as a liquid, aerosol or gel. Apply the product according to its instructions. It is important to observe safety precautions and try not to come into contact with the chemically active composition of unprotected skin.
Why do jeeps rust?
The main reason for the destruction of the body is the driver’s negligence, because if you are more attentive to the condition of your car, you can delay the occurrence of red spots on the “iron”, which usually affect the wheel arches first.
Among the objective causes of corrosion are the appearance of chips and scratches, through which moisture reacts with the metal, destroying it, improper body repair and lack of galvanization, poor painting of the car body.
Getting rid of rust on the body is very expensive. Therefore, experts advise to carry out preventive measures. First of all, it is necessary to inspect a body for occurrence of small brown points at which detection to address immediately on service station. Secondly, the car should be left only in dry and well ventilated places. Otherwise, corrosion cannot be avoided. Finally, experienced drivers insist that the car should be washed at least once every two weeks. The car wash should be visited more often in the slush and glaze seasons.
Wheel arches should be watched particularly carefully. If paint has come off in some places, you should clean with extra sandpaper, degrease and cover with paint or a protective wax layer.