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Unread 02-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Suggestions for rust proof

I finally got my 1991 Grand Wagoneer, Saturday. The car has been in storage so I'm sorting through getting it up and running. Got almost all of the parts ordered from BJ, cudos for the service.

Here is my question, my jeep is spotless, as in the paint looks better then my 2010 car. Inside is also spotless apart from hesdliner that got the usual roof rack moisture.

What should I do to the car and especially to the underside to protect from rust. It is a California spotless car, now in rust country NJ.....

I'll also be changing all interior to black from the factory tan, so if there is anything I should do while it is bare, please chime in.

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Unread 02-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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What are you doing with the seats and all? I would go to your local auto parts store and buy a ton of undercoating. Comes in spray cans. I would cover a bunch of parts not including suspension, any wiring or exhaust.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion.

As soon as its off ill offer it for sale.
Carpet and all shaggy trim as well as tan leather seats are looking like new. Door panels ill need to reupholster. Ill also have all woodie hard panels and some brakes suspension parts that are looking good but I'm lifting it and upgrading to rear disks.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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Let me know as I may be interested in fronts and rears. I live near Philly so you are close by
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Unread 02-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #5
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First, don't drive it on the salted roads in the winter. And keep it in a garage, or failing that, under cover.

If you must drive it in the winter, you can apply one of the undercarriage treatments like Fluid Film (DIY), or Waxoyl. The more you wash it, the better. Treat any body cavities like inside the doors with cavity wax - available from 3M. I think you'll have to be resigned to it rusting after a few years, if you drive it regularly on the salted roads.

Maybe you'll want to buy a beater to drive in the winter?
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Unread 02-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #6
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Already got a "beater" my 2011 jeep grand Cherokee. :-)

I'm not planning on taking the Waggy out in the snow, just want to protect it as much as possible

Thanks for the tip though
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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I had asked about the spray can stuff from the auto parts store on the bodywork forum and everyone said that stuff sucked and to stay away from it. They said once it cracks it'll start trapping water and make the rust even worse.. They recommended several other options tho. You should check that forum out
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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Sounds too nice to drive in the winter!

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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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Stay away from cheap undercoating. It's the devil. I would coat the underside with a high quality paint that can be touched up. Maintenance is key, not a simple one time fix.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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And put it away for the winter!

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Unread 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #11
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OK Boys I promiss to be nice to it :-)

I guess I'll start by cleaning the underside thoroughly on a nice day. And meanwhile it's garaged so I can research the best underside spray.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #12
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Grainger makes a good product from what I was told in the other thread.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #13
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #14
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There's also asphalt undercoating, which is a more durable petroleum coating. And cavity wax, which can be applied externally but wears off.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...beZ024MJP62Rgl
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