Anti Rust Treatment

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Kortbroek
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:23 am

I'm sure this has been discussed but can't find good feedback.

For the guys near the coast that drive in sand often, what do you do to prevent undercarriage rust?
I'm looking into having the underside of the bakkie treated with Waxoyl. There is a guy in Bellville that does it. Has anyone done this and what has been the experience?

Thanks :thumbup:
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:58 pm

I think the product is fairly good (from hearsay, not personal experience). My only criticisms would be that it's outlandishly expensive (I actually phoned then some time back) and that they don't supply the product as a DIY option.

The other option, just as good if not better is Tectyl - never hardens either and you can DIY. I believe that I can do a far superior and more meticulous job than some workshop crew who unlike myself, don't have a vested interest in my own vehicle. :winkx:
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Kortbroek
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:28 am

Thanks Mud Dog. If I had only a few spots of surface rust I would have DIY'd it. I have rust spots all over the chassis/underside of the bakkie and although it is not serious rust and probably won't be for a few years it is enough that it will continue to grow.
Also, not having a large compressor handy to properly clean beforehand, especially in hard to reach cavities I'm rather going to get a proper job done.

I've since had some good feedback about the guy doing the treatment. Apparently he does a great job so going to give it a bash.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:23 am

:thumbup:
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