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Old 10-01-08, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to winterize the under carriage?

ok i see that they sell in the auto stores cans that ruberize the bottom to prevent the car from rusting due to salt on the roads. my question is how should i go about doing this and what areas should i spray and avoid?
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has anyone ever done this? it is alleged that it prevents rust and helps reduce road noise.

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I have never used it, but I would only spray body parts. Stay away from any mechanical stuffs.
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the wheel wells really is where salt does it's most damage and it also gets trapped in between the gas tank tube
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Smile the Redneck's winter undercarriage maintenance tip

I won't use it. What I have been doing during the winter months when they start pouring salt/sand on the road, I just wash the undercarriage every 2-3 days to prevent rust on my cars and truck. I kept washing the cars until all the leftover sand/salt was cleaned off the roads. Also put in consideration that in TX, winter last only a couple weeks long here. You guys up north have it for months.
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Where I live, there's a ton of companies that spray a special oil under the car and inside body panels. It helps but it's not 100% rust proof. I spray it every year and rinse under there with a hose whenever I can. Costs about $80-100.
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I would think that a rubber sort of layer could potentially be harmful. Although it can keep dirt/water away from rust-prone parts of the car, it can also trap dirt and water onto your chassis (and prevent water from evaporating), thus making rust even worse.

Most undercar treatments I've seen are spray on oil or polymer protectants. I'd be iffy about rubbery materials.
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I bought some really expensive sound deadening material that sprays on...its meant for interior (under carpeting, etc.) as well as exterior...the problem is the drying time (24 hrs)

with that said, I did my maxima's wheel wells back in 03....it made a slight difference...but then again that car was a windnoise/roadnoise magnet anyway
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