Frequently Asked Questions on Rustproofing
(Yes - They are Different)
Undercoating Near Me understands that there are many options on the market for your rustproofing solution. They know that it can be quite confusing why one type of undercoating costs $100 and another over $1,000. There are consumer grade and professional grade; wax, oil, liners and more - it will literally make your head spin.
This FAQ is designed to cover the basics of rustproofing and to also explain why Undercoating Near Me installs Corrosion Free versus the other brands. If you have any questions Undercoating Near Me hopes you will reach out and ask. They prefer to educate versus sell.
What is Undercoating?
Undercoating is a chemical applied to the under body and frame of a vehicle. Undercoating is designed to prevent moisture / corrosive chemicals from causing oxidation on metals (rust)
What is Rustproofing?
Rustproofing is a chemical applied within body panels designed to keep moisture / corrosive chemicals from penetrating welds / small areas causing oxidation on metals (rust)
Many people use the terms interchangeably, but it is important to note the difference. In most cases the two are applied in conjunction to protect both the frame / under body and within the body panels. Undercoating Near Me Installs both options with the number one solution in Canada - Corrosion Free Rust Solutions.
What Types of Undercoating / Rustproofing are there?
Wax / Paraffin
(Undercoating and Rustproofing)
The chemical make up of this type of rustproofing / undercoating are very similar too the wax you would apply to your vehicle's paint. During application it will "creep" (drip) into some cracks and crevices.
Advantages: Cost - Very cheap and easy to apply
Disadvantages: Never truly hardens and as such, longevity is minimal and spotty.
This underbody coating is the black "rhino-liner" type of coating that is sprayed over the entire underbody of the vehicle.
Advantages: long lasting as a single treatment, though annual inspections are suggested / required
Disadvantages: this coating does not "creep" and will trap moisture during season changes. Cost - These type of coatings can easily cost $1,000. Cannot get vehicle wet for a week
(Undercoating and Rustproofing)
This undercoating / rustproofing is relatively easy to apply. It is a tried and true formula for rustproofing as it is relatively fool proof for getting into every crevice
Advantages: great "creeping" properties
Disadvantages: oil will render your rubber seals useless, extremely messy and cannot wash vehicle for a week, annual reapplication, some version are toxic to enviorment
So which type of rustproofing is Corrosion Free?
Trick-question... None of the above. This is part of the reason Undercoating Near Me choose to use Corrosion Free as their preferred brand of undercoating and rustproofing. It is the best of all worlds from the three types above!
"Corrosion Free is clean, clear, drip-free, solvent-free, odor-free, non-toxic, a super lubricating metal conditioner with creeping and penetrating benefits – all in one formula. It is not a sealant that traps moisture, or an oil spray that rots rubber, damages plastic and tend to be messy and drippy. It contains active moisture displacers that last up to 18 months. Because it is clean and transparent you can actually see it preserving the original 'factory new' appearance. It does not dry out, chip or peel off and its lubricating benefits continue indefinitely." - Taken directly from Corrosion Free's website
Other Common Questions
How Much Does Undercoating Cost?
Typically $100 (DIY) - $1,000+ (Rubberized Professional Install). Undercoating Near Me has prices starting as low as $149 and their top tier package is still under $300!
When Should I Have Undercoating / Rustproofing Installed?
TODAY! A BIG reason Undercoating Near Me installs Corrosion Free is that there is no "cure time" needed. Within minutes of application you could drive the car over water, salt and snow! You can even wash the vehicle immediately after application! The longer you go without protection - the more of an advantage you give to mother nature.
Can Undercoating Be Sprayed Over Rust?
YES! Corrosion Free from Undercoating Near Me can be applied directly over rust. Their team will first remove any loose rust with their pre install detail and heated dry. Corrosion Free WILL slow down the oxidation process (rusting) and extend the life of your vehicle.
Will Undercoating Stop Rust?
No, only dramatically slow the process of oxidation and rust. Undercoating Near Me believes in full transparency. Undercoating / Rustproofing adds MANY years (even decades) to the life of you vehicle, but in the end - mother nature will always win.
How does Undercoating Work?
While each version of Undercoating is slightly different, the goal is to place a physical barrier between the elements and the metals on your vehicle. Undercoating Near Me installs Corrosion Free which is a transparent; semi-permanent, undercoating with hydrophobic properties (pushes water out and away). It can also be applied as a rustproofing (within body panels on your vehicle).
Is Undercoating Worth it?
Yes. Without protection your vehicle's lifespan will dramatically shrink
Is Undercoating Only For Cars?
Undercoating Near Me can apply undercoating and rustproofing to cars, trucks, SUVS, heavy equipment and more!
Can Undercoating Damage Your Car?
Yes. Improper installation can trap moisture in cracks and crevices, thus actually speeding up the rusting process. This is one draw back to rubberized undercoating. Undercoating and rustproofing done with oil will damage the rubber seals on your car or truck. Undercoating Near Me elected to become a Factory Certified Installer with Corrosion Free because it will NOT damage your vehicle and is completely transparent. Being able to see your undercarriage is not rusting lets you know it is working!
How Long Does Undercoating Last?
Undercoating Near Me elected to install a semi-permanent coating. While Corrosion Free can last years, it is warrantied to protect from rust for 18 months. This warranty can be extended indefinitely with reapplications every 18 months.
Who Does Undercoating Near Me?
Undercoating Near Me - duh! In all seriousness, there are very few offerings where Undercoating Near Me is establishing their locations. Their goal is to bring affordable peace of mind to every consumer possible! Undercoating Near Me also offers rustproofing.