Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Wayne, Nov 19, 2015.
What do you guys recommend? Like to get it done ASAP on the new vehicle.
I've always used Krown, no idea if it's better or worse than Rust Check
What's a rust proofing run out of curiosity?
$150-ish for above two listed
There are more expensive options from dealer, Diamond Kote, etc
Went to shine factory this year for undercoating. $100 tax in. No idea if it's as good or better than or worse than the krown treatment we usually get but $50 cheaper and less mess
Leaning towards Rust Check since guys in the Jeep club recommend it, and I've used it in the past, and I've seen Steve's 8 year old Element that looks like new.
So hearing Rust Check can cause rubber bushings and seals to swell/wear out? Never heard this until now.
Any of them can...
Ultimately any product is better than none, have someone who gives a shit about their job apply it properly rather than spraying everything they see
My brother just bought an older Civic ('06 or '07) with a pile of miles on it but no rust. Great under the hood and looks perfect all over. No rust proofing just an electric rust prevention system. I didn't really believe in this system (and didn't opt for it on any cars that I bought) but this car is in fantastic shape. The paint may a bit dull and could use a buffing but the metal seems to have stood up pretty well (the car sat outside for some time too).
I use Krown every year
Also the Tahoe has an electric rust prevention system
Those electric rust things are garbage and dont work
I phone around the auto parts stores .. last 3 of the 5 gal buckets I got were in the $60-75 range .. priced it this year (i'm getting low) and it's in the $100-110 range .. This year inside my doors I used the (heavy) power saw chain oil it stays on really good ..
They do work..... On boats
those dont work, they never did. they stopped selling them years ago.
CT still has them.
Oh well than, must work like a charm
After talking with the local Jeep club I am sticking to my original choice and getting Rust Check.
Krown all the way
My buddies Dad was a Mechanic for years and he swore by Krown ... told me the founder of Krown used to be a Rust Check dealer and got tired of the product getting thinned out every year so he started his own company.
No idea if his story was true.
yes it is .....heard the same story from a friend that worked at rust check...
Did some more calling around and research, ended up booking with Krown.
I go with Krown. Don't know if they are any better than Rust Check but the business owner is very nice guy here and he always have fresh coffee for customers
Fresh coffee? Damn I'm sold.
Krown, that is all.
Dec 11th it's getting Krowned
^ good choice.
I would've said rust check. That's what I used on all my jeeps. But I'm sure krown is just as good.
I was going to ask if the dealer offered the "permanent" undercoating wheb you bought it. I've gotten that on my last couple vehicles and it seemed descent.
Main thing is just to take care of your vehicle and rinse it off every now and then, get that salt and shit off the vehicle.
They offered it, and I had it on last cars, but I like the yearly sprays, I know nothing is missed or going bad from the inside out.
Fluid Film is great as it doesn't harm rubber but I find it washes off. I did my truck with AD2000 from Lloyds and it sticks! We used to use AD2000 when I worked at the garage then switched to Dominion Sure Seal No Drip. It's good too, we stock pallets of it at Napa and it's really popular. I hate Rust Check with a passion. It just washes off.
A buddy of mine has had great results with Fluid Film, while most others I know say the same thing, it washes off.
My buddy sprays it on with an under coating gun with a wand, not out of the rattle can or Shultz gun. That's the only difference that I can see, and he layers it on real well.
Myself, I have been using The Shine Factory for the past few years and are very happy with the application.
I use fluid film selectively on my own car, but I do agree with the wash off comment. I have the advantage of having a hoist and usually do a few applications leading up to winter on fasteners and fittings. After a few times it builds up enough to provide good protection. Most modern vehicle undersides are pretty well protected from corrosion, the fender lips and rockers are the spots I see the most and should prob just be cleaned more through the winter. From everything I have seen Shine Factory is prob the best and least messy of the spray on jobs. It really all comes down to the person applying it. I see a lot of rubber and plastic and aluminum panels which are never going to rust!