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#3438868 - 07/28/14 07:57 PM Undercarriage protection
cookiemonster Offline


Registered: 07/03/14
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Loc: united States
Would a rubberized undercoating or an anti-corrosion creeping liquid work better for undercarriage protection during winter? Or, perhaps, both at once?
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#3438891 - 07/28/14 08:13 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
jcwit Offline


Registered: 07/24/07
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Loc: no. indiana
I've been using RustCheck for the last 6 years.

http://www.rustcheck.com/

Worked great on my '01 Ford Escort till it dropped a valve seat. I'm in the northern part of Indiana where salt is a daily issue in the winter.

A DIY option is spray cans of Fluid Film.

http://www.fluid-film.com/company.html

usually available at John Deere dealers.

If you can go into Canada, look for Krown.




Edited by jcwit (07/28/14 08:19 PM)

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#3438895 - 07/28/14 08:16 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
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Creeping liquid

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#3438900 - 07/28/14 08:21 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
jcwit Offline


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Forget the Rubberized Undercoating, turns hard and holds moisture causing more rust and problems.

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#3438904 - 07/28/14 08:24 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: jcwit]
Bluestream Offline


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Originally Posted By: jcwit
Forget the Rubberized Undercoating, turns hard and holds moisture causing more rust and problems.


This^^^^^

oil based spray is the only thing that works



Edited by Bluestream (07/28/14 08:25 PM)
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#3438909 - 07/28/14 08:26 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
Char Baby Offline


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Has anyone ever tried, "Truck Bed Liner" as an undercoating for a vehicle???
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#3438929 - 07/28/14 08:39 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
jcwit Offline


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No experience but making an educated guess I'd say even worse than the undercoating.

For us in the States unable to get the dripless oil, bar & chain works to a certain extent.

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#3438950 - 07/28/14 08:55 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: jcwit]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 5083
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: jcwit
Forget the Rubberized Undercoating, turns hard and holds moisture causing more rust and problems.


Agree 1000%

Been there, done that.

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#3438952 - 07/28/14 08:55 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Carwell or FluidFilm.

I just had my Jeep done (3rd year) with Carwell and the owner did it this time. He said he has some FluidFilm but feels its too thick to flow into areas like Carwell does.
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#3438962 - 07/28/14 08:58 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
Bumble_guy Offline


Registered: 07/14/14
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Loc: Northern Illinois
I snowplow and heard about a product called plowcoat sold in gallon paint cans at farm and fleet about 16 bucks and thin it out with xylene and put in a spray bottle works better than undercoating and doesn't dry out , works best out of everything I have tried oilburner
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#3438970 - 07/28/14 09:01 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: jcwit]
expat Offline


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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: jcwit
No experience but making an educated guess I'd say even worse than the undercoating.

For us in the States unable to get the dripless oil, bar & chain works to a certain extent.


I have used Bar and Chain oil mixed with hot melted paraffin wax, it works quite well.

So does wire rope lube where durability is more important.

We don't have a Krownwhere dealer near here, or I would use it.

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#3438972 - 07/28/14 09:02 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: Bumble_guy]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Bumble_guy
I snowplow and heard about a product called plowcoat sold in gallon paint cans at farm and fleet about 16 bucks and thin it out with xylene and put in a spray bottle works better than undercoating and doesn't dry out , works best out of everything I have tried oilburner


What have you tried?
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#3438979 - 07/28/14 09:13 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
cookiemonster Offline


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Thanks for all the suggestions for fluid.

Has anyone tried ACF-50? Apparently this fluid is highly recommended in the aerospace and motorcycle industries.
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#3438982 - 07/28/14 09:15 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: Donald]
Bumble_guy Offline


Registered: 07/14/14
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Loc: Northern Illinois
Used oil, bar and chain oil, spray undercoating , and generally trying to preshere wash the undercarriage on warmer days after plowing
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#3438988 - 07/28/14 09:17 PM Re: Undercarriage protection [Re: cookiemonster]
jcwit Offline


Registered: 07/24/07
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Loc: no. indiana
Originally Posted By: cookiemonster
Thanks for all the suggestions for fluid.

Has anyone tried ACF-50? Apparently this fluid is highly recommended in the aerospace and motorcycle industries.


No knowledge, but then I've yet to see a motorcycle rust out.

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