Many diesel owners treat their truck like it doesn’t have feelings. They have high expectations for their trusty steel horse, but the fact is, it needs tender care, too—if it is to last. Unless your truck hides from work, just left the dealer’s lot, or is stored in an environmentally sealed chamber, your pickup could probably benefit from some form of bodywork. Eastwood is a mail order company automotive enthusiasts have known about for years. Its restoration products have been featured regularly in Hot Rod, Car Craft, and dozens of other car magazines. Diesel Power readers will want to pay attention to the Eastwood name as well, because we’ve seen the restorations you’ve done—the evidence is in our Readers’ Diesels section. While we don’t think of our diesel trucks as classics (yet), we know we want to keep them around for a long, long time. We look forward to showing you more of Eastwood’s products as we paint Project 300 in an upcoming issue. Our ’87 Ford F-250 6.9L (known as Project 300) didn’t come with a boxed frame, but we found plenty of other uses for Eastwood’s internal frame coating. For example, our pickup bed has boxed channels that support it. We cleaned them out with a garden hose and then coated them in a back and forth motion with Eastwood’s internal frame coating. Our ’87 Ford F-250 6.9L (known as Project 300) didn’t come with a boxed frame, but we foun The inside of trailer hitches can also benefit from this internal frame coating, which was designed to convert and encapsulate rust in difficult-to-access areas. Eastwood’s formulation is also said to incorporate zinc phosphate to further protect the metal from future corrosion. When it comes to rust, looks can be deceiving. Your truck might seem shiny, but it may be rotting away from the inside out—in numerous locations—as you read this article. When applying this product (or any paint product for that matter), preparation is key. Make sure to mask off the holes you won’t need to stick the nozzle in and wear safety goggles and gloves. The inside of trailer hitches can also benefit from this internal frame coating, which was The green fluid comes out the conical nozzle with great force, and in many directions—enough to get it into all the nooks and crannies rust loves to hide in. It cures in 24 hours, costs $19.99 per can, and will clog the nozzle if left unclean. A truck frame will take about three cans. The green fluid comes out the conical nozzle with great force, and in many directions—enou SOURCES Eastwood 800-343-9352 http://www.eastwood.com By Jason Thompson Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!