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Old 11-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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how can i help my jeep stay rust free i live in buffalo ny

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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I've heard about undercoating with POR-15 or 3m Undercoat but then again I hear other people saying certain undercoats just add to the problem by trapping in moisture I'd like to know this too for my first winter with my TJ in CT/MA

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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how can i help my jeep stay rust free i live in buffalo ny
Like Buffalo, we get a lot of salt on our roads during the winter months. I've learned to spray the car including the underside every so often. I use one of the "magic wand" places to do it. Much more convienient. I also keep a good coat of wax or sealer on the paint. This some what protects agains the constant mud and dirt that jeeps attract. Nice thing is that the jeep is small enough that a periodic washing and waxing shouldn't be a big deal. Good luck.
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POR15, i'm in maine my man, and we get salt just like you, por-15 expensive yes, but do it once right and you're golden. i also spray the inside of my frame with used motor oil every 3 months. i think i have a write up about it in here somewhere'ssss ... "por-15" is the name of the thread i think.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #5
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I go with a can of Rustoleum every spring and fall underneath, wax the body, wash alot at the coin op, and hope for the best. Swain,NY
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:11 AM   #6
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Not to be a smart ass
but not driving it in the winter
is the only way
Thats why I have a heep
I dont have to worry
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Not to be a smart ass
but not driving it in the winter
is the only way
Thats why I have a heep
I dont have to worry
Some people don't have that kind of cash.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:17 AM   #8
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Keep it as clean and waxed as you can and get a hose under it at the coin op car washes and wash the underside off frequently during the winter...don't give the salt a chance to sit under there and start eating.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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Keep it as clean and waxed as you can and get a hose under it at the coin op car washes and wash the underside off frequently during the winter...don't give the salt a chance to sit under there and start eating.
x2 on this. ^ I have a 99 and the underneath still looks darn nice because I wash it very frequently during the winter months.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #10
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Ill be going to Hawaii and be using Rustoleum and wax. Yes ill learn how to wax my vehicle so I dont waste money on someone else to do it for me
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Keep it as clean and waxed as you can and get a hose under it at the coin op car washes and wash the underside off frequently during the winter...don't give the salt a chance to sit under there and start eating.
Very good advice. During the winter months would a car wash that offers a "waxing" service be somewhat equivalent to a quality hand wax? The last thing I want to do in 0-30F weather is be outside washing and waxing my jeep in my bathing suit
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:07 AM   #12
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Also try Rust Bullet, I hear its better than rustoleum, 10 bucks a bucket, but slightly less in quality compared to por-15 which is 50 bucks.
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Some people don't have that kind of cash.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #14
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The easiest method is to get a 1-2 gal garden sprayer and fill it about half way with used motor oil and then thin it with a bit of turpentine or gas so it is easy enough to get threw the nozzle.
Then wash the under side of the jeep at a car wash.
Back at home spray the underside of the jeep with the mixed up solution.
Works g8! it is Cheap and will protect the underside for months.
Be forward thinking though and don't spray the engine bay area.
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