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What does everyone do these days to protect agaist rust.

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by Outlaw19, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Outlaw19

    Outlaw19 Member

    I have a mint 1999 Chevy Silverado. It has 450000 kms on it and runs like it brand new. The one problem is that I cant seem to keep the rust from stopping underneath. Iv tried painting undercoating ext. but it still seems to show through after 3 months. Any ideas to keep my truck rust free for many more years to come. In better words how to stop rust from getting any worse once its already started.
     

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  2. zuki82

    zuki82 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Nothing that I know of! I've lost more vehicles due to rust and corrosion! The county I live in don't use salt in the winter, but where I work does, so I cant get away from it! Rust eats up everything unless you wanna wash your truck every week!
     
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I moved out of Seattle. Does that count?
     
  4. the phantom

    the phantom Active Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    I dont drive my baby in the winter... period. Bought a donor vehicle for 3k basically donating its parts to the atmosphere instead of donating my $45k vehicle.:lol:
     
  5. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b Member 2 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner Gold Member

    Rust converter and fluid film.
     
  6. D.R.Smith

    D.R.Smith New Member

    I heard of a certain paint that supposedly helps with that stuff, POR-15

    http://www.por15.com/

    I've never used it or never knew anyone who has used it so I can't really vouch for it, but i'm sure a little search over the internet and you can find some reviews on it
     
  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Once corrosion has started the only way to stop/prevent further damage is to completely remove the existing corrosion, then apply a paint or coating system that revents futher moisture intrusion and corrosion.
    Treating the raw metal with a conversion coating prior to using a top or protective coating goes a long ways towards halting damage.
     
  8. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    If I lived in a place where they salted the roads during the winter, I would Line-x the entire underside of my truck. Better yet, just Line-X the whole thing: top, bottom, all 4 sides.
     
  9. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    One winter a light oil leak kept a decent amount of some of the front frame from rotting. But that's not a real solution. Do as [MENTION=14295]tbplus10[/MENTION] said he knows his stuff.
     
  10. jsmith4816

    jsmith4816 Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    I try and wash her every week I drive her. I usually drive my car unless roads are real bad, in that case, its all snow and little salt lol
     

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