My Reality Check Bounced
Originally Posted by zr2s10 View Post
I've lived and owned many a high mileage vehicle in salt country for 45 years now and getting the nasty stuff washed off is by far the best practice and the only practice that works long term. Getting the vehicle into a garage and dried out helps a lot. The vehicle you were looking at may have never been washed.
You will always get what looks like surface rust on drivetrain and suspension components but that doesn't hurt anything.
I undercoated and rust protected the heck out of my 79 CJ using top shelf products and it still crumbled away.
Current: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6
Previous: 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
We don't all have garages, and I'm not taking my vehicles to an underbody car wash constantly through the winter. So I will continue to undercoat them and avoid rust through. And I didn't realize that steel stopped rusting after the 70s.
Originally Posted by ColdCase View Post
If you iive in the Florida Keys, you will be driving a rust bucket in a few years......no matter what your ride unless U own a car wash. Love bugs do a lot of damage also and are hard to remove. No matter what you select and what your ion about this topic, I believe the only partial answer is good care. Sprinkler systems may leave deposits like calcium and the elements will in time get to your paint job (some colors worse than others). IMHO the dealer paint protection is a waste of $
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