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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Rust Proofing the area under hood vent?

The area directly below the windshield (under the hood vent, down near the windshield wiper motor) seems to hold alot of water after a rain/wash, etc. I'm wondering if this is an area that I should use high temp "undercoating" and coat to prevent rust? Product recommendations? Drain?

If so... anyone have experience taking that "grill" off...

Newbie worried about rust...

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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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I dont see why not. Couldn't hurt. to take it off i believe you first needs to remove the wipers then there are 4 screws to remove and it should pop right off. I like to use rustoleum undercoating or Rustoleum Rust proof spray paint
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Unread 11-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #3
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I dont see why not. Couldn't hurt. to take it off i believe you first needs to remove the wipers then there are 4 screws to remove and it should pop right off. I like to use rustoleum undercoating or Rustoleum Rust proof spray paint
As what Croce said, plus you will need to remove the 4 plastic anchors on the middle right,,,, where the air vent is. You will need a anchor removal tool, found at many auto care centers. Usually between $5-$10. Be careful when using the tool in this area, could scratch the paint, use some good electrical tape over the tool edge " where it is going to rub against on the paint surface" to stop any damage. Instaed of painting , you can use some liquid wax.

My 2 cents...........

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Unread 11-07-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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Hmmm... instead of painting use a sealer/wax combo.. maybe like once, twice a year, or before the winter...

thanks!

I think that is an easier approach...
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