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?
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.
"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?
Our "Underbody" undercoating starts at $199.00.
The "Complete" Rustproofing starts at $325.00.
When Should I Have Undercoating / Rustproofing Installed?
Undercoating Near Me installs Corrosion Free, 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.
Can Undercoating Be Sprayed Over Rust?
Yes, Corrosion Free can be applied directly over rust. Corrosion Free WILL slow down the oxidation process (rusting) and extend the life of your vehicle.
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. Corrosion Free 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?
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.