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Focus_on_Christ 10-25-2012 10:05 PM

Rust protection
 
So, this will be mine and my focus' first winter with snow. I just came out from the West Coast and have never had to worry about rust before. What are some suggestions from you life long New Englanders? I've heard about using the spray on rubber sealant, anyone ever try that? Let me know.

05focusST91 10-25-2012 10:17 PM

You can pick up undercoating spray, its rubberized and prevents rust, just make sure u go over it twice

02fordsvt 10-26-2012 05:29 AM

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.

SkyPilot 10-26-2012 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 02fordsvt (Post 4424472)
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

hEaT 10-26-2012 09:49 AM

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.

Focus_on_Christ 10-26-2012 11:29 PM

Someone mentioned using pastidipp on the undercarage. Anyone ever hear of that?

05focusST91 10-27-2012 06:02 AM

^plastidip is similar to an undercoat, so yes.

cobie56 10-31-2012 11:57 AM

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.

Fattie 01-05-2013 10:04 PM

i just wash my car a few times a week in the winter.

turbosleepa 01-06-2013 08:12 AM

get it sprayed with oil... Krown dealers are everywhere in Canada, maybe you have something similar.


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