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01-06-2013 08:30 AM
Buickboy i would hit anything that looks crusty with a wire wheel then POR15 it. after that undercoat it.

make sure the drain holes for the rockers arent plugged up because that seems to be the worst area for rot so far. Ive seen a few sedans/ wagons on here with rotten rockers (but no hatches oddly enough?)
01-06-2013 08:12 AM
turbosleepa get it sprayed with oil... Krown dealers are everywhere in Canada, maybe you have something similar.
01-05-2013 10:04 PM
Fattie i just wash my car a few times a week in the winter.
10-31-2012 11:57 AM
cobie56 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.
10-27-2012 06:02 AM
05focusST91 ^plastidip is similar to an undercoat, so yes.
10-26-2012 11:29 PM
Focus_on_Christ Someone mentioned using pastidipp on the undercarage. Anyone ever hear of that?
10-26-2012 09:49 AM
hEaT It's a losing battle, but regular washes, especially on the underbody will help. There's no way to really stop it unfortunately. It seems newer Focuses are of a much better build quality than the 00-04 cars at least.
10-26-2012 08:01 AM
Originally Posted by 02fordsvt View Post
Spray (with water) your under body and any other places that sand and salt can collect regularly. It will go a long way in helping your car last longer.
yes regular washing will do wonders, and dont goto a touchless wash, in my experience they dont get salt off very well.

IDK if you have Delta Sonic Car washes in your area but they offer an Unlimited car was package for around $24 a month. You could wash your car every day for a month for that much, and it also gets you a discount on gas too.

EDIT: just looked at DS locations, none in CT sorry
10-26-2012 05:29 AM
02fordsvt Spray (with water) your under body and any other places that sand and salt can collect regularly. It will go a long way in helping your car last longer.
10-25-2012 10:17 PM
05focusST91 You can pick up undercoating spray, its rubberized and prevents rust, just make sure u go over it twice
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