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Old 05-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #15
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Just wash the salt off it regularly during the winter.
Yep. And give it a good good spray underneath when the spring comes. If the spring comes this year!
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Since I'm getting everything done as a package deal, Ill probably still go ahead with it. I'm hoping that it'll be a good first step for some sound deadening also. Plan to pull the interior this winter and put down some of that deadening material. I'll let you guys know how it works out. I'm pretty nervous about it though. all the other stuff getting done at the same time may overshadow the undercoat! Shiny with tint will make my heart race even more than when i look at her normally! Damn! I think I love this car! I'm one of those people that cant help but look back as I'm walking away in a parking lot! Thanks again everyone!


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I'm in favor of spray/oil type. Not the kind that actually dries on the surface like a rock guard. That stuff is crap. The oil type is messy at first, but does a good job. If you store it in the winter...don't bother.
Another bonus of the oil spray is fasteners are less likely to rust in place, preventing the owner from cussing a lot when doing under car work...
Fluid film is the best imo.
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I'd get an oil spray done yearly on my vehicles. My area uses a ton of salt each winter.
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So I ended up going with the tar based undercoat/sound deadener and they also did the oil rustproof. They were also supposed to do a clay bar, buff and "diamond coat" on the exterior. The interior was detail, leather treatment and window tint. $1100. Undercoat over spray was all over. Did a terrible job on the actual undercoating itself and the tint. 3 hairs under the tint along with maybe 40-50 bits of crap and ripped the tint on the edge of the passenger side window. They removed, tinted over, remounted crooked and broke the 1 week old third brake light that they were supposed to cut around. The guy that did the tint told me that, "I know what I'm doing! I do this for a living!" The replacement light has been ordered by them and I'm rescheduled for June 14th to have most of the stuff redone. Well...the lesson learned here is simply don't go to a place that "does it all". I figured that they had been around for several decades, they must know what they're doing. From now on, if I cant do it myself, I'll only go to a place that specializes in that specific thing that I need done.
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For me, the best protection is to have a separate car for the winter months. I have a 2006 xB that I bought new and, about two years ago, smacked a deer pretty hard. It is my "winter" commuter. It's at 220k miles and I figure it's good for another 100k or so. But the xB was my main commuter when I lived in Seattle. Their snow removal policy is, "Don't worry, tomorrow's rain will wash it away."

If I needed a winter car, I'd go somewhere where they don't have much snow and buy something older and drive it back home. An old Corolla would be a very good choice - or any Scion from ten or so years ago. And though this sounds like an expensive option, it's cheaper than buying a $30k car only to have it rust out from under you in five years.


On a side note, other drivers sure treat you differently when you drive a beater with a smashed front end and "aftermarket LED's" for headlights on one side, than when you are driving an FR-S.
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