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Opinions on rust-proofing your C-Max

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#1 OFFLINE   Chodatus

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:25 AM

Wanted to get peoples opinion on spraying an undercoat on the C-max. Is it worth it? Does regularly cleaning the car in the winter out weigh the benefits of an undercoat? Bought my C-max used so I'm not sure if anything was applied previously.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   SPL Tech

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 06:45 PM

Wanted to get peoples opinion on spraying an undercoat on the C-max. Is it worth it? Does regularly cleaning the car in the winter out weigh the benefits of an undercoat? Bought my C-max used so I'm not sure if anything was applied previously.

 

Location: Ontario Canada two seasons: Winter and Construction

Unnecessary, regardless of where you live. That's just another thing the dealer tries to scam you on, like nitrogen in your tires.

FYI CMAXes in Hawaii and Guam last as long as they do elsewhere, and those salty-air environments are more prone to corrosion than any area in the continental US, even the northern most point of Alaska.


Edited by SPL Tech, 27 November 2014 - 06:46 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   Red Twin

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:48 PM

I went ahead with the Undercoating for mine.  It Provides additional Sound Proofing.  This is my 5th car, and will continue to have it done.  For me, well worth the price.



#4 OFFLINE   SPL Tech

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:26 AM

Why did you bother to ask the question when you had your mind made up before you even posted it?


Edited by SPL Tech, 02 December 2014 - 03:31 AM.


#5 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:46 AM

I did this years ago but have not for my last 3 cars.  Lots of salt in Michigan.  Can't hurt but not worth the cost to me.



#6 OFFLINE   nsteblay

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:48 PM

I'm in Minnesota.  They pour so much salt on the road I think its worth it.  I believe it holds off the inevitable body rust.



#7 OFFLINE   BIG ROCCO

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:59 PM

LOL thanks for the post - I had nearly forgotten about salt and rust and undercoating - I'm originally from the Northeast, but I guess I've been on Phoenix long enough now to not worry about that stuff!  After a few years, we do develop a light coating of dust on the chassis/floorpan/undercarriage, but that's about it!








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