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Old 10-07-2012, 08:43 PM
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

i had the dealer undercoat mine with a "bedliner" type spray when i bought it.... has held up great for 2 years now.... i dont remember the product they used though
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:52 PM
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

In the UK we use a treatment called Waxoyl sprayed on to the underside of the vehicle,into all the water traps, chassis sections and anywhere water/moisture could collect.
It takes a while to thoroughly coat everything but does seem to do the job!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Drive through a ssand pit. I highly recommend doing any openings in the underside/unibody rails and in the doors at the bottom seam. Spray on undercoating only trap prexisting moisture and cause more harm then good.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

I'm surprised to see so many people treating the undersides of their Jeeps. I ran the ocean beaches of Ll for years in GM and Ford products. Their off road vehicles were built with double sided galvanized body panels, except for the roof. The most we ever did was drive through a puddle after a heavy rain.

Are Jeeps more prone to problems, or are Jeep owners just more protective of their vehicles?
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

It seems on the WK, most underside rust occurs on the normally black components like suspension, differentials etc.
Most people will say if you don't mind the look of these typically rusty looking parts, then no need to worry, just wash the undercarriage at the car wash periodically to eliminate any buildup.
I dislike the look of rust, even if it's not harmful, so I did Tremclad the black pieces but even that chips off after a while.
I'm trying a product called POR 15 now that is supposedly much more resistant to chipping and can be put over rust, expensive though.
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It seems on the WK, most underside rust occurs on the normally black components like suspension, differentials etc.
Most people will say if you don't mind the look of these typically rusty looking parts, then no need to worry, just wash the undercarriage at the car wash periodically to eliminate any buildup.
I dislike the look of rust, even if it's not harmful, so I did Tremclad the black pieces but even that chips off after a while.
I'm trying a product called POR 15 now that is supposedly much more resistant to chipping and can be put over rust, expensive though.
That POR stuff is awesome...expensive, but worth it. Make sure you follow the instructions to a "T" and you'll be very happy with the results.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

I live in nh where a lot of road salt is used. I've watched too many of my jeeps rot away from salt where other jeeps in non salt use areas look new. Its not just jeeps though its all cars, road salt eats away at all cars. In nh a car/truck that's only a few years old will have way more rust then you'd think.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

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Are Jeeps more prone to problems, or are Jeep owners just more protective of their vehicles?
No, no different.
You just have to remember it's a thread on a forum with a bunch of anal retentive owners....
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