Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Rust protection
Thread: Rust protection
View Single Post
Old 10-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
Focus Fanatic
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 84403
Location: northeastern, NY
What I Drive: '01 ZX3, '14 Civic XL '12 SEL

Posts: 1,575
FF Reputation: 2 cobie56 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
you don't need rustproofing or 'undercoating'... cars' metal is far more resilient against salt and chemicals that cars of just 10 or 15 years ago. Simply go into winter w/ a well waxed car and during the winter keep it as clean as possible --- hand wash preferable but auto car wash when no other alternative. the important thing is to make sure u hose down the underneath , esp the wheel wells and wheel well lips to wash away accumulated mud and salt. When washing make sure u clean the bottom of the doors.. The weld there is a major 'home' for rust starting. I've had a 11 yr old zx3 w/ ZERO rust on it and before that a white excort for 10 years with zero rust by following my recommendations above. good luck.
cobie56 is offline  
    Reply With Quote