Gibbs coating

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  1. Ron Meyer

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    I've been reading through old posts for the past few days and ran across one about frame coatings for rust protection. There was a post from a member about something he referred to as "Gibbs", but there was no other information.

    I run a top fuel dragbike that has been in bare metal for years and was looking at a product called"tool black" that is sold by McMaster.

    I don't want powdercoat as there are too many issues if I have to weld.

    Can anyone tell me anything about the "Gibbs" such as what it is, how it is applied, who sells it, etc?

    Bike will have to be completely disassembled and will be very time consuming. As such, I want to get it right the first time.

    My understanding is that some top fuel teams use the "tool black", but would like some feedback.

    Ron
    Meyerracing@softcom.net
     
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  3. Ron Meyer

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    Thanks,
    Ron
     
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    The tool black from MCM is a two part process that leaves your frame with a kind of black/blue look. Buy double of what you will think it takes, lay down plastic to protect a nice floor, steel wool the tubes and apply. Allow a couple of days to do it.
    It does have to be followed up with some kind of corrosion inhibitor. I like, use and sell the gibbs or you can find it on ebay and other places mentioned.

    You can also use just the gibbs on a bare frame. It lasts longer than you think it would but does need some followup application from time to time. Just depends on how much brake clean you throw around and how often some sections get rubbed on.
     
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    Thanks, all. We have people around us all the time in the pits, and encourage them to do so. We take the bike to a few shows each year, also. The bare metal doesn't look professional, as well. After not being run for a while, I get a light surface rust that we scotchbrite off with wd 40. It works ok, but want to improve. Wheelie bars really look bad at times, too. It looks like I will coat with tool black and then use a corrosion inhibitor like you guys have suggested.

    Ron
     
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