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Automotive rust proofing

Postby Jackman » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:18 am

What are ya'll using as a automotive rust proof, under body and inner body? Used to be lots of business for rust proofing but there hard to find now a days , just bought a new/used truck and need to have it rust proofed.

Up in Canada in the 80's I remember lots of service stations with signs that said under body misting , it was cheap 30 dollars, I imagine under body misting was just spraying down the under side with waste oil,can anyone shed some light on the Canadian way of rust proofing?

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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby Rob in NH » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:55 am

i use a product called fluid film, it never fully dries like under coat but it does work well. the only thing i dont like about it is that the dirt sticks to it.
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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:39 pm

I do not know about how they do it in Canada, but anyone that does the job right is really going to hate seeing a used vehicle come in, because to do a proper job they have to raise it up and spend a lot of time under there with a pressure washer cleaning off the bottom, all the nooks and crannies, etc. It makes a big mess, including on them. That part is a bigger job than the application of the under coating.
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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby Rob in NH » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:16 pm

around here people are advertising it as oil undercoating for 100 dollars. it cost me around 35 or 40 dollars for a gallon.
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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby Jackman » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:39 pm

Rob in NH wrote:i use a product called fluid film, it never fully dries like under coat but it does work well. the only thing i dont like about it is that the dirt sticks to it.


Thanks good post :!: and I found a you tube vid oddly enough from New Hampshire (is that you), any way I never heard of Fluid Film but my local parts place says its real good stuff and in stock so I will give it a try,,

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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby danovercash » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:02 pm

Remember doing that to new cars when I was a teenager working at a Chevy dealership. Still have an aerosol can of "Bondo" undercoat that I was going to put on the wheel wells of a VW pickup I bought new. That was 33 years ago !
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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby Bigschuss » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:26 am

I just did this this summer on my 2002 GMC Sierra. I used a range of products from Eastwood.

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I cleaned the underside thoroughly and then used one of their rust encapsulators and a top coat of bed-liner like product. Cost about $100 and my labor. If I get 5 to 7 more years out of the truck I'll be happy.
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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby Ida Red » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:28 am

If your truck is fairly clean they will just spray over top the old stuff. Anything is better than nothing.
It is around $100 as previously stated.
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Re: Automotive rust proofing

Postby Rudi » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:09 pm

There are 2 preparations that I am aware of that go on here. One is simply waste oil misted on the undercarriage and wheel wells. It is between $75.00 to $100.00 depending on where you go. The other one is a mix of liquid tar/waste oil .. costs about $25.00 more. Not sure if it is worth it. My '99 and my '00 both had a Ziebart type coating and the undercarts are still in great shape. Only place where I had difficulties really was the rocker panels and that is simply a function of the body style. On our Honda .. it is an electronic rust inhibitor system.
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