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Old 01-21-2005, 10:35 PM
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My brother just bought all the equipment to apply rustproofing to vehicles. Now we have to buy the right material to spray on. I've been searching through the net and can't find a decent comparison of rustproofing materials.

I have a 5 gal. pail of a wax based rustproofing sitting down at the shop and I'm very hessitant to spray it on the truck.

My dad has a van that was treated with Sym tec rustproofing (at the dealership on day one), a wax based rustproofing, and it rusted like swiss cheese in three years. The warranty was voided because the van was in an accident. The accident side of the van still looks fine, while the untouched side is a delicate facade of scaly rust.

On the other hand, my brother always uses an oil based rustproofing and his trucks are in excellent shape. (he's a little picky about the condition of his trucks so that may have something to do with it.)

Between these two spray on types of rustproofing, I think I'll go with the oil. But where do I compare the different oils? Right now, I'm thinking fluid film is the way to go, but I don't know what else is out there and what are the additives that they put in there? Road salt is a huge concern here in southern Ontario and you have to have some kind of protection.

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Old 01-21-2005, 11:45 PM
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Why didn't you ask these questions of the company that sold you the equipment? I sure wouldn't be depending on a bunch of opinions from a web site (although our opinions here are gospel!) for something I was going to do for a living!
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Why didn't you ask these questions of the company that sold you the equipment? I sure wouldn't be depending on a bunch of opinions from a web site (although our opinions here are gospel!) for something I was going to do for a living!

It's not something that either one of us do for a living. This, just like everything else we do down at the shop, is just a hobby that got way out of hand. This rustproofing thing started for the same reasons the whole mechanic and body work thing started...we weren't happy with the professionals. Also, since we have about a dozen personal vehicles to rustproof a year, we figured the investment in equipment and material would soon pay for itself.

As for the reps of the rustproofing material, they're very difficult to get a hold of, and their answers are very vauge. My brother purchased the material at our paint supplier, the supplier is trying very hard to get answers (we'll be doing his car too), but the reps are not being very co-operative. Probably a good indication that I should be buying my rustproofing material elsewhere.

At this point, I'm just looking for personal opinions and experiences from other rodders about rustproofing.
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