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Old 10-31-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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rustproofing my e46

Hi guys, I picked up a mint e46 not long ago with low milage and has only seen one winter. It currently has absolutely zero rust on it and it's a shame to have to subject it to the winter but thats reality. I figure atleast I'm starting with no rust so it will just last that much longer. Anyway I want to protect it the best I can before winter hits so what do I do/where do I take it?
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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I go to Krown in Mississauga since it's close to my work. I'm happy enough with their service.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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OK and what kind of coating is it? do you have to park it on the street and let it drip off for a day or anything like that?
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:42 PM   #4
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Yeah, park it somewhere other than your driveway if possible for the first night. It costs $120, but they generally send coupons every year when the time comes so it's a little cheaper. It's some kind of oil/parafin that they spray on, don't know exactly. They do drill a couple holes in your car though.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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why do they drill ? ? ? to help it drain off ?
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
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no..they drill holes and spray / fill it up with foams to prevent it from rusting.

they lube / plug it back up with a rubber plug.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:38 PM   #7
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Krown is a good choice!!!!

Everytime I buy a new BMW, they tell me, not to rust proof. It will damage rubber, wires etc. BMW's don't need it.

I didn't do the E36, but did the E46 and E92. The E36 started forming rust in weird places (no chips or scratches).

I've starting to see even 2004 and 2005 E46's rusting (original paint as well - know the owners).

Rust proof all BMW's and it will last !!!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:18 PM   #8
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Krown is the best to use. anyone who says otherwise doesnt know shit
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #9
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true dat! All my rides are Krowned. I did you another product a few years ago and it ruined my rubber trim along the bottom skirts. krown is the way to go. Check it out on their website.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:57 PM   #10
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Any reviews from Krown on Spears in Oakville?
Do they do a good job? I've heard that the thoroughness of the job varies a lot from shop to shop.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
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interesting..this is all new to me as this is the first car that I'll be driving in the winter that I actually care about.

anyone recommend a particular shop?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #12
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I use the one on Watline in Mississauga.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:15 PM   #13
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Yeah, park it somewhere other than your driveway if possible for the first night. It costs $120, but they generally send coupons every year when the time comes so it's a little cheaper. It's some kind of oil/parafin that they spray on, don't know exactly. They do drill a couple holes in your car though.
Everytime you buy a NEW bmw? I'm sure they told you that because all new BMW come with 12 years rust warranty. Older BMWs I cant remember but I would have a look in the service manual for your model year vehicle.

OP I my self have Krowned my car '02 and it has 0 rust, but only begun to rustproof 2 years ago,. I planned to do it every year (maybe every other). I also went the non drilled service.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:48 PM   #14
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The warranty is against perforation, not bubbles. And even at that, repaired body work always rusts again. I'd rather avoid a problem than have a half assed solution for it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:48 PM   #15
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I dunno , did the wifes car and within 3 years where they drilled the holes (under runners ) rust formed, bad!

I honestly would be ok with doing it again but insisting they simply spray what they can and no drilling.
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