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Old 09-21-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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Does boxster need rust proofing?

Even though I am not planning to drive my boxster during the winter time, I am still wondering if rust proofing is needed for it? I have my large SUV done Krown rust proofing every year before the long winter here in Canada, it requires drilling holes in the side of the body panels and the inject some kind of oils. The salesperson from Porsche dealer said he would not recommend it at all. But what about do some thing like spraying underneath the car?

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I believe all Porsches come with a 12 year warranty regarding rust. Could you add more rust proofing? yes... I don't think it to be necessary however. Just keep it clean as best you can, should you get caught out in the salt/sand/melting snows of toronto
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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I believe all Porsches come with a 12 year warranty regarding rust. Could you add more rust proofing? yes... I don't think it to be necessary however. Just keep it clean as best you can, should you get caught out in the salt/sand/melting snows of toronto
Thanks a lot for the quick response.

Wow, that's great, I hope that 12 years warranty applies to Canada as well, any Canadian member here can confirm that?

I would not drive my Boxster even when there is drizzle or light rain, let alone during nasty winter snow season. That's when my heavy duty SUV is used for.
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Hi Donx,

I'm the proud owner of a 1997 and have rust coming from everywhere, 2 Pathfinders, Hummer (almost sold), Fence, Tempo, Lawn mower, Rake, Shovel, Lamppost, Patio Set, Barbecue, Swimming Pool, Fish Tank, All Tools in Garage, Remotes, Dish, Utensils,Umbrellas, and on the RUST CHECK ANTI RUST SPRAY CAN, but can't find rust on that POS Boxster.

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Old 09-21-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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Even though I am not planning to drive my boxster during the winter time, I am still wondering if rust proofing is needed for it? I have my large SUV done Krown rust proofing every year before the long winter here in Canada, it requires drilling holes in the side of the body panels and the inject some kind of oils. The salesperson from Porsche dealer said he would not recommend it at all. But what about do some thing like spraying underneath the car?
Most ”rust proofing” has been discredited, snake oil, maybe there are new methods. but those in the know say the majority are for the most part counterproductive, worthless at best.

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Most ”rust proofing” has been discredited, snake oil, maybe there are new methods. but those in the know say the majority are for the most part counterproductive, worthless at best.

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I live in Canada and I have a 2005 Mazda3 as my winter car. Probably the rustiest model of any current car.
Now that is 10 years of winter driving in Canada with salt and crap and I haved used Krown since new and it rust free.

Sorry but your statement is crap.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:40 PM   #7
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Doubt you'll have any problems from the underside. Just be sure you take care of any chips so those don't fester. And wash as often as you can.

I put Blizzaks on my CSS and can go anywhere as long as the snow is less than 4". No issues at all.
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Rust? whats that?
We don't got no stinkin rust in San Diego
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Only the really cheap stuff rusts in Phoenix. Cars no. Clear coating failing due to UV exposure, yes.
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They came with a 10 year rust free warranty, and the underbody is sprayed with rustproofing from the factory. I still wouldn't neglect to keep the undercarriage free of salt.
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The body is actually dipped in giant vats of primer several times so that every nook and cranny is coated. Very solid paint


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And all cars have many drain holes, which a can get clogged by commercial aftermarket undercoating, which can lead to trapping water and actually causing corrosion, so aftermarket is bad.

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