where in Tx did you have your frame galvanized?
The guys that galvanized my frame did not want anything on the frame that was not metal.
Not sure if the silicone would work with galvanizing, but the temps are hotter than powdercoat I think.
It really was not a big deal to tap the holes.
The bigger deal was the 2 or 3 bolts that I missed. They were essentially welded in and when I tried to remove them, they snapped at the head of the bolt which required drilling and tapping which was much more of a pain in the butt.
If galvanizing, make sure you check twice for any bolts that have not been removed from the frame.
i've been thinking about metalizing/galvanizing a frame and i am wondering about how worthwhile it is to grind off all the rivets and split the c-channels before blasting and plating...
i know it makes the job way bigger but maybe the way to go, any thoughts?
here in SC i was quoted the same $250 minimum charge for the galvanizing. Unfortunately, in order to have it galvanized, it needs to be completely stripped, and a chem-strip (at a different place) costs $450.
BS - find a different galvanizer that would rather have jobs to meet payroll. Otherwise - contact South Atlantic Galvanizers - I'm pretty sure the have a shop in SC. Otherwise head down to Claxton, Ga where I know they can do it as that's where i had mine done.
South Atlantic was the one I contacted. Are you saying it doesn't need to be completely stripped?
They told me they don't want any rubber or chemical type product on the frame. I think they meant spray on type undercoatings. I took a pressure washer to mine and then wire brushed some areas that the p.o. had sprayed some substance. They had no problem taking mine and it still had some stuff on it.
The only thing my frame has on it the factory paint. Maybe I'll drive up there and talk to a technician instead of the lady behind the desk... Did you have yours done at the Greenville SC location?