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anyoldiron 09-29-2012 06:02 PM

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?

Cheers

anyoldiron

spyder873 09-29-2012 07:07 PM

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.

covet66 10-02-2012 02:30 PM

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.

REKIII 10-03-2012 03:18 PM

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.

Drew 10-03-2012 04:43 PM

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.

anyoldiron 10-03-2012 08:30 PM

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.

Cheers

mak90 10-04-2012 08:07 AM

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!

anyoldiron 10-04-2012 06:57 PM

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!

TJXJWJ 10-05-2012 12:15 PM

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....

xk4wd 10-07-2012 05:23 PM

Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by REKIII (Post 691930)
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.

Montag84 10-07-2012 07:12 PM

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.

Drew 10-07-2012 07:20 PM

Re: Underneath treatment for salty environment
 
Fluid Film is Lanolin based and readily available.


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