Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by Hollywood, Sep 24, 2015.
anybody know if our undercarriages are treated at all to prevent rust? Looks pretty bare.
I second that,,,, I have been under my car about 10 times,,, Nothing there but paint and primed metal.....
Damn shame! At least give us the option.
Rust protection underbody is a pretty standard feature these days. This isn't the 80's where that was a dealer option for more $$$. Modern cars already come with all that fun stuff to prevent rust
Which is why I thought maybe there was a clear coat on the bottom that maybe I wasn't aware of. Don't plan on driving it year round but rust is no good!
I didn't think it was a clear coat though. just regular corrosion properties from the factory
This is correct, they apply anti-rust corrosion chemicals. Compare a car from the 80's and 10 years forward and a car from 2000's 10 years forward and the difference is night and day.
There is no shiny metal under the car, the suspension parts are shiny, well kinda, more then the body parts... Unless you look under my car,, I polished my exhaust from the axle back,, Never liked the look of it when some comes up behind me and see a dirty nasty looking exhaust
Yea nothing worse then coming up from behind and seeing a dirty rear
Get under there with some Dupli-Color truck bed coating in the aerosol can. It's super tough and it will never allow the metal to rust. Make sure to mask everything you don't want sprayed because it will never come off.
This pretty much answers my question. Thanx
On my 2010 rt the bottom is gray. No purple. But on my hellcat its green. Like it was painted. I'll have to look again since you all make t sound like it should be gray too
the finish that is on there is not rustproofing in the tradition sense, you still need extra protection.
Challengers are known for rusting, especially rockers and inner fenders because of the foam they use for sound deadening, it holds moisture.
My local body guy is constantly doing rockers, door bottoms and wheel wells on late model vehicles as new as 2012's
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