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Underneath treatment for salty environment

ls there a recommended-safe treatment for the underside off Jeeps?

Where i live they salt the roads all winter, im trying to figure whats the lesser off to evils, the salt or a treatment?

Has anyone done any treatments-underseals etc etc, what where the results?

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

a few of the Aussie guys on here , put me on to Lanolin . I plan on mixing it with Flax oil and spraying on .
They say its good for about 6 months and its all natural.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Here in salty winter Ontario- we regularly use a rust spray on our vehicles, especially older ones. Rust Check, Crown to name a couple- basically an oily, waxy spray that coats the underside and inside body panels. Applied yearly, it works pretty good.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

I've never done anything with the sprays as mentioned, but they seem like the right type of thing to use. I'm only commenting to recommend not using an underbody coating, like you would buy from the dealer or bedliner place. That just gives more area for the salt to sit and corrode.

I've just tried to keep the vehicles clean, but that stuff does get everywhere.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Back in the day when I was a little tike I remember my grandpa used to spray the bottoms of the trucks and inside the fenders with used motor oil from a bug sprayer...haha.
I still use that general concept today where I will wipe an ugly spot with oil during an oil change.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Thanks for all the replies.

lt seems to be a Canadian thing!
lm going to get my 05 Hemi oiled. Not only do they salt the roads in the winter here, they calcify the rural roads in the summer aswel! l gotta do something! l will post up cost process etc.

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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

I wonder if Ballistol would help? I use it primarily on firearms but it can be used on just about anything. It's nice because it can be mixed with water and sprayed on just about anything to protect against corrosion. When the water evaporates the Ballistol is left behind. Welcome to Ballistol USA!
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Ballistol would probably work very well, as a specialist lubricant wouldnt it be a little spendy? No dealers for it here,i couldnt find a price for it.

l just spoke to the detail shop that does the oil treatment, 1st available appointment is on 18th some ones heard!
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Where are you guys finding lanolin at or these over-the-counter rust preventative sprays? I don't think I've ever seen that at any local auto parts stores....
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

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I've never done anything with the sprays as mentioned, but they seem like the right type of thing to use. I'm only commenting to recommend not using an underbody coating, like you would buy from the dealer or bedliner place. That just gives more area for the salt to sit and corrode.

I've just tried to keep the vehicles clean, but that stuff does get everywhere.
Agreed. I've seen too many northern vehicles that were given the dealer undercoat, that turned into rust buckets a few years later.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Amsoil Metal Protector Heavy Duty...see this thread Clear Undercoat - FORD RAPTOR FORUM - Ford SVT Raptor Forums - Ford Raptor from another forum. Rather long, but one member tested this stuff against other protectors in an outdoor test. Pretty impressive stuff and cheap. Probably only take three cans to fully coat a Jeep.
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Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment

Fluid Film is Lanolin based and readily available.
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