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    Rust-proofing options for 2015 WRX

    Hey all, new to the forum here.

    Just this past spring I went and bought the car I had been following ever since the concept - a Scion FR-S. I love it, it's a blast to drive, handles like a go-kart and the 6 speed manual feels crisp. However, since I live in the great white north, I will not be driving it through the winter. I am going to be ordering a 2015 WRX (have to settle for CVT since the wife wants to drive it too...) and I was wondering what kind of options people have done in terms of rust proofing.

    For me there's a couple options:

    1. traditional rubberized undercoating (~$400)
    2. krown ($125-150 yearly)
    3. corrosion free (same as krown approximately)

    Now, I have been told not to waste my time with the old school stuff and use krown, but my concern is the oil dripping, and I would probably just want the underbody sprayed. corrosion free is another option which is a gel that doesn't drip. I wouldn't want to spray anywhere other than the underbody because honestly I feel like modern cars are pretty rust proof from the factory as it is. Because of our salted roads I do want something to protect our new car!

    What are everyone's thoughts/reviews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbye View Post
    Hey all, new to the forum here.

    Just this past spring I went and bought the car I had been following ever since the concept - a Scion FR-S. I love it, it's a blast to drive, handles like a go-kart and the 6 speed manual feels crisp. However, since I live in the great white north, I will not be driving it through the winter. I am going to be ordering a 2015 WRX (have to settle for CVT since the wife wants to drive it too...) and I was wondering what kind of options people have done in terms of rust proofing.

    For me there's a couple options:

    1. traditional rubberized undercoating (~$400)
    2. krown ($125-150 yearly)
    3. corrosion free (same as krown approximately)

    Now, I have been told not to waste my time with the old school stuff and use krown, but my concern is the oil dripping, and I would probably just want the underbody sprayed. corrosion free is another option which is a gel that doesn't drip. I wouldn't want to spray anywhere other than the underbody because honestly I feel like modern cars are pretty rust proof from the factory as it is. Because of our salted roads I do want something to protect our new car!

    What are everyone's thoughts/reviews?
    In most situations this is how the dealer gets their extra profits. I have never had one coated, and I live just outside Boston BAD winters.
    As long as you wash and waxed regularly and keep the sand and salt off you'll be fine.
    Where are you located, because that plays an important roll in car care?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I'd say not worry about it.
    This...it just isn't that much of a concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    In most situations this is how the dealer gets their extra profits. I have never had one coated, and I live just outside Boston BAD winters.
    As long as you wash and waxed regularly and keep the sand and salt off you'll be fine.
    Where are you located, because that plays an important roll in car care?
    I live in Calgary and our roads are heavily salted. In the winter I usually try to wash the car every two weeks, more often if the weather is good.
    The options I listed were not dealer prices, they were actually going to charge me double haha

    Sounds like the general consensus is a no? No one on here has sprayed their WRX?

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    I heard someone had done it on this forum, but it was years ago. It seems like a waste of money to me. A lot of the undercarriage is already sprayed with sound deadener material, so its half done anyway.

    Just spray off the undercarriage when you wash it or rinse it. That's all I've ever done and I have had no issues (live in NJ...PLENTY of salt and brine).
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