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Old 10-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #16
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^^yes but i think you should try to find someone who uses a thicker product. the krown stuff is so runny half of it ends up on your driveway after you get it done.
yuppers. I've heard good things about Fix Auto as someone mentioned further up in the thread
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #17
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Is rustproofing needed if the car is going to be stored winter?
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #18
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Is rustproofing needed if the car is going to be stored winter?
depends how you store it, if its in a heat garage away from any moisture then your fine.

even if its in an un heated garage, as long as you give it a good wash before winter, let it dry and store it, you should be fine..
All cars will rust, you just gotta prolong the period before it rusts.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:01 PM   #19
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I had the thicker stuff at the Fix It Auto in Oshawa. It was ok but man it was hard to wash off the extra run-off oil on the body.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #20
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The Rust Chek cans at crappy tire are better than oil. This stuff is formulated for this purpose, not primarily lubrication...

Runny / thick - it's a catch 22. You want it to be runny so it seeps into the "nooks and crannies". also, the misting action, whether froma can or professional is beneficial...yeah, it gets everywhere.... which is prolly what you really want for rustproofing - no?
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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No body mentioned this but after you get it sprayed remember not to wear light coloured pants for a week or two... there will be seepage and it will get on your pants getting in and out. As for your wife/partner/date/co-driver warn them or not it's up to you lol...
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #22
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On E90Post, there's no real consensus as to whether rustproofing is needed because they doubled the corrosion warranty compared to the E46. I assume they upgraded the body panel materials to a more rust-resistant metal. Also note that the E90 has plastic under panels, but I'm not sure if that's a benefit or drawback (i.e. does it trap salt-laden moisture?). You see lots of rusty E36/E46's around, but not too many E90's. Is it just a matter of time? The E90 has been on the road for ~7 years now and I assume rust should be hitting cars within 4-5 years of winter driving (my experience).

There is still the added benefit of rust-proofing making dissassembly of nuts/bolts much easier: I never had any snap on my E36 which was Krown'ed annually. This benefit has to be weighed against having a cosmetic hassle of having constant drip from the doors onto the rockers that persists even into the summer.

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Old 10-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #23
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Just wash your car every week at the coin wash, and make sure you get the underbody.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #24
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Just wash your car every week at the coin wash, and make sure you get the underbody.
That doesn't really prevent inevitable rust from occurring; it just reduces the severity of it. I tried that on my old Mazda that was purchased new and it still started to rust.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #25
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I'm looking for a good shop to do this as well.
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No body mentioned this but after you get it sprayed remember not to wear light coloured pants for a week or two... there will be seepage and it will get on your pants getting in and out. As for your wife/partner/date/co-driver warn them or not it's up to you lol...
Or don't wear any pants at all!!! Go naked....my wife didn't fall for that one
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Or don't wear any pants at all!!! Go naked....my wife didn't fall for that one
You need chloroform bro.
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is there such thing as clear under coating?
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:36 AM   #30
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There is clear rocker panel coating that leaves a ripple-ish finish that is sometimes used as undercoating, but I have to ask why would you care if the under coat is crystal clear or slightly opaque [like krown or others] the only folks who will ever see it are usually there to do a job fixing something not taking a tour...
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