Just wondering what you guys do in winter to keep away from rust.
i bought this jeep as the first vehicle for me. So it only makes sense that i want to take care of it. I live in Canada where winter is terrible, i m just wondering what i can do to prevent or fight rust during the winter.
Oil the shyte out of it. White lithium gease all the hinges. I buy a couple cans of grease in a rattle can and spray problem spots on the body.
The stuff I buy is like crown guard. It's in a gold can with red labeling at Canadian Tire.
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I bought "MY OTHER JEEP" for my daughter [she sold it]
I finally bought one for me
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The good news is that your TJ won't rust as they did in the CJ days, altho' some CJs seemed to escape the tin worm.
Only conclusion I could draw about the few rust-free examples was that the owners kept the mud hosed out, and I'd give the same advice to you.
Also, I've sprayed rubberized rustproofing under the front fenders to give a little more protection aganist stones, and I keep the chassis touched up as well.
Beyond that, as mine is no longer my DD, I follow my own advice and visit the carwash when I get home from our camp.
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Before winter comes, give your Jeep a good wax. I did that 2 years ago with my wives Jeep and it has held up great! It took me all day just to do the outside, but well worth it, the Jeep has been able to keep the rust off. Now, I just need to detail it.
Switched from a Jeep Wrangler to a Mazda CX-9...
just keep up on it when u see a spot give it a shot spray paint or undercoat rubber spray. i twice a year sand and paint things up and it keeps it looking fresh, i hate a rusty undercarriage. wash the salt off as much as you can and like what everyone said slap some oil on it or grease major areas that will tend to rust in time like hinges tailgate, shocks,coils etc, i dump a lot of 3 in 1 oil on mine or wd-40.
Canada's a big country. Nothing like being specific, lol.
Get the underside completely sprayed with grease. Don't even think about other rustproofing treatments.
If you're near Montreal, this is the best rust proofing place in Canada imo.
Barry's been around for many many years and has a bulletproof reputation. http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=31130 (just scroll down a bit)
Lubricate everything else you can think of with a high quality lubricant like Liquid Film (Canadian Tire).
Touch up any scratches and dings asap and before the snow starts.
Kick salt and sludge off your boots before you get in the car.
Use good floor mats and do like taxi drivers with the newspapers on the carpet under the mats. Change them regularly.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Every Fall I sand any rust spots on the frame and spray rustoleum flat black on the undercarriage. It definitely seems to help keep rust at a minimum. I try to wax it sometime in the Fall too since I usually don't wash the Jeep much in the winter. There is usually much more salt than snow on streets around here.
Another wanker from Charlottesville. Where the heck is that anyways??
I was asking where the OP was located because it could have a bearing on the kind of advise offered to the guy.
For instance, someone out in the boonies probably has a lot less worry about salt damage than someone in a Canadian metropolitan.
And you know, you really shouldn't portray all Americans as being ignorant.
Originally Posted by wile_coyote
Awww come on now. Not all US citizens are ignorant. Some of us actually know geography and are fond of our brothers to the north.
True story. More then anything I enjoy canadian women. And the military over there is more like a magic show then an air show. However, I will say, If the US decides to re-instate the draft I'll have to grab my crown (the drink) and polish up on my accent and go back over there to Canada.
Well jeez, if you're in Toronto just call in the army to fight the rust
Take my advice, a good grease based rust proofing job like the one in the link I posted above is your best bet. And keep that salty slush off your carpet and floor pans as much as possible. As soon as spring arrives, remove your carpets, clean your tub, clean the carpets to remove any salt, pressure wash underneath to remove salt build-up, relube everything etc, etc.
Whatever you do, it will a losing battle. Rust never sleeps, like that great Canadian guy Neil Young once said.
And for the Charlottesville guy, just remember, your little ville means town and the name comes compliments of Canada from a time when we used to steal your pelts and help you guys out with those blasted Brits.
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