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Old 02-17-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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Undercoating a good idea?

NOVA/DC area, salt and other corrosive chemicals.

Should I get my car undercoated?

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Old 02-17-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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Just a personal opinion, but I would say no. The anti-corrosion coatings on body panels today are so much better than they were years ago that I think you have to live in a climate were you have salt on the roads 6 mos. of the year before undercoating is justified.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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not only for body panels

I'd say it's more a question of choosing the right material.
I agree that present-day body panels are far superior to those of years ago, but a good oiling won't hurt AND it does wonders for undercarriage component, suspension parts, brake lines, fuel lines, all nuts and bolts in general.
Go for it!
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Could be.
When I think of "undercoating" I think of the tar stuff they used to spray underneath, which weighed a ton, and hardened like cement. I suppose the WaxOyl-type coatings are less objectionable.
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Could be.
When I think of "undercoating" I think of the tar stuff they used to spray underneath, which weighed a ton, and hardened like cement. I suppose the WaxOyl-type coatings are less objectionable.
Agreed. Undercoating is the black permanent stuff and rust-proofing is the oil spray that needs to be done every two years.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:39 PM   #6
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If it's any kind of "goop" we're talking about, I'd definitely advise against it. I believe the dealers usually sell this for its sound-deadening properties. It won't be the best choice against corrosion because a breach in the surface will actually trap moisture- only to begin the process. I speak from expereince, unfortunately.
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Not to hijack the post, but, hamr, did you end up getting your car?

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