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Old 11-22-2005, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Winterizing...

Unfortunatly my cars already been through one winter without any underbody coating (protection), but its not gunna happen again.

Anyone know of the best companies or the best type of undercoating available for protection against the damn salt on the roads?

Even better, if you're in the Detroit/Windsor Area, a few places to call would help out.

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Old 11-22-2005, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What year is your 328? Some of them have almost the whole bottom coated with PVC, with little chance for salt to mess things up.
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Its a 1998 328 convertable. I'm pretty stupid not to do it it the first winter it saw. Its a Florida car and had maybe seen a light snow once or twice in its life time.

This past winter tho i notice did some nice rusting to my exhust and bare metal frame work...?....can't remember exaclty, but i wasn't impressed, so i'm definitly getting it done problably this weekend.
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I went to a company called Krown. They did an underbody spray and they drilled small holes in the door panels to spray the inside. As an extra measure I bought a rust proofing spray at a local hardware store and sprayed all the cracks and seams myself. I'm crossing my fingers.
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There are a few types of undercoating. I used to go with the type they spray, just oil, that usually leaks for a day or two and makes a big mess. Metropolitain is the company and they charge $80.00 CD$ plus tax.

There are some places now that offer the NO DRIP stuff. It's the better choice. I found a place in Montreal that'll do it for $50.00.

I hear rustcheck is reliable as well, I have never used them though and this is not an endorsement. See link below for Toronto locations

http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr...sa=X&oi=localr

http://www.rustcheck.com/

Most of the reviews say that the KROWN stuff is the best. I'm doing mine today and it's with the Krown stuff.

Good luck.
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That's the name of the spray I bought...couldn't remember the name at the time.
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go to krown , they are pretty reputable and use good grade oil.
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