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    Underbody car care?

    Plenty of folk look after their paintwork. Some even look after the engine bay.

    Never really seen anyone on forums 'looking after' the underside of their car.

    Is it even really needed in that case?

    The reason i ask is because <a> http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...=177240&page=2 has me concerned. Also <b> my last car was just about to be put down because of rust & it was only an 8yr old car, which isn't new, but certainly isn't what i see as "old".

    Think the g/f had 'wax oil' put on her Polo. This stuff any good?


    Just looking for what you knowledgable people use/would use & a bit of info on product / application / time between applications etc etc

    Don't want to be a big sufferer of the rust :|

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    I have applied wax oil before on an old car i think its worth it can be very

    messy job ideally do it on road not drive jack the car up jet wash any crap

    off.

    let it dry then apply it thinly then do another coat once dry.

    Personally i would do it in summer ready for winter that way the jet

    washing will dry fast to !

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMMERITE-WAX-...2%7C240%3A1318

    That link is for the tubs but you can get aresol to to make it easyier to apply.




    I dint answer all your Q's but hopefully some one will fill in the gaps


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    yes its a good idea. but if you wash out the arches and the car properly and regularly, then it shouldnt be a prob.
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    Chem guys bare bones spring to mind ?

    Anybody use this ?

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine.../prod_496.html

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    Is it only really the arches that get that sort of protective gear thrown at it then?
    I assumed it was also like, the total underbody (ex. exhaust)


    Sometimes when i'm power washing the arches out, you should see some of the crud flying out of there. The only real 'earthy' section of anything i drive on is where i park, which is just stone really. But there's wads of all sorts flying out most times i clean them.

    The first time i washed them out was by far the worst!! Hell fire, i must've been dragging half a car load with me just in muck.

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    under body is sealed and so are the arches when built but the arches take the most abuse.
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    I have wax oiled underneath and then stone guarded!

    It was easy for me to as I am in the trade but go to a local bodyshop and they should be able to do it for a little beer money

    EDIT: The 'Schultz' mentioned below sounds like a brand of stone guard! Always good stuff when it is solid!


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    The best stuff I've found is stuff called "Schultz" underbody sealant, needs to be warmed up to be put on, and when it goes on it is like Tar, and it does not come off at all
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    cheers fellas

    & ta for the 1st post cnkh, somehow i didn't see it last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    cheers fellas

    & ta for the 1st post cnkh, somehow i didn't see it last night

    Let us know how it goes with the application ETC Post pics if poss buddy !

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