rust prevention

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001 at 00:00
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Hi, Im just wondering whether any one reckons its worth spraying the underneath of a new 4wd with anti rust gunk. Or is it just as effective to fit an electronic system and wash the car diligently after every foray onto the beach? Oh.., any comments on the paint protection these dealers also try to sell you?? Cheers
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Reply By: Norm - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 00:00
This answer about paint protection is based on personal opinion and some experience with a brand of paint protection of which I used to apply to new cars. Personally I believe it is mainly a way for the dealers to separate you from some of your hard earned moolah, folding stuff,golden eagle poo or whatever you like to refer to it as. I have applied this stuff and maybe it works for some time but I dont know how they justify the costs that they try and charge. Personally I wouldnt use it on my grandmothers shopping trolley. i believe that there is no substitute for a good brand of polish and wax and good old fashioned elbow grease.
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Follow Up By: Tim - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 00:00

Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 00:00
Any recognised product sold to you with a decent warranty will benefit you and your car as protection products (chemicals) are designed to work as illistrated, protect your investment and back up with a warranty - if you dont believe in the product you may have to trust the warranty and the integrity of the supplier, the choice is yours
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Reply By: Rob - Friday, Jun 01, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 01, 2001 at 00:00
Id go for it Don. Ive been driving on the beach for 20 years & have always paided attention to the underneath & in particular the seams & the inside of panels. The rust seems to start from the inside & by the time you get to see it on the outside, it is too late. Tectyl is fine for the inside of panels & underneath. This will penertrate the seems & joins & therefore stop water sitting in there & turning to rust. I have always done the job myself using a brush & one of those hand operated sprayers, so you can get into the tight spots. Make sure you put a sheet of plastic down on the drive & wear a pair of disposable overalls. Throw a cover over the car to catch the overspray.
It always amazes me when I see steel in the outback that has been sitting there for a hundred years with a light coat of rust on it. Living a stone throw from the ocean, a layer of rust happens overnight.
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