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This is a discussion on Undercoating within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello everyone. This will be my first year spending a winter up in the "salt belt." Since I moved up ...

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    Undercoating

    Hello everyone.

    This will be my first year spending a winter up in the "salt belt." Since I moved up here, I have noticed lots of cars all rusted out. I'd like to take care of mine the best way possible, and I'm worried about underneath. Does undercoating actually help protect the bottom of the car?

    I see several products at my local auto parts store, and there's a shop nearby where I can pay them to throw it up onto a lift and let me spray away, but I don't want to waste my time or money if they're not effective. What do you all think?

    Thanks.

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    Get a car wash pass and keep it clean!!!!
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    f it wont cost you much to use their lift then I'd just do it. It wont take long and the cans of undercoating are cheap enough.
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    No to aftermarket applied undercoating / rustproofing. The sprayed on goo can and will likely block water drainage holes, insuring that area will rust through.

    Your best bet is to keep the car as clean as possible.
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    Just wash the car. Even if you run it through one of the auto car washes, most of them have an undercarriage wash option.
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    Cant you just tape off over the drains though? I believe that's what we do when customers request undercoating. I know its not really needed, just saying it couldn't hurt if done right.
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