Here's a better tip, move to the west coast. Funny. I've been here a year and now when I watch video's on youtube, or whatever, and see people working on vehicles from the east coast, with all of that rust, it stands out like a sore thumb to me now and they look so corroded. Anyhow, I'd agree with the others, keep up with the power washing to get the sodium chloride off and setting you up for rust. Not a whole lot you can do otherwise.Hey all,
Im new to the wrangler scene (absolutely love it) and live in the North East. The salt along with the moisture build up during the winter just destroys undercarriages. I just purchased my wrangler a few weeks ago and was wondering does the car come with any basic rust protection or undercoat film from the factory? I am planning on coating it with fluid film in the next few days but I just don't want to put something on that'll potentially take off any standard coat from the factory.
Thanks a ton for your input!
You never owned a TJ then.I remember in 2011 when I got my JK some people were outraged that some came from the factory with rust on some underbody structural components and axles. They were going to demand new ones. An engineer and a couple of mechanics said that it was normal not like thin sheet metal. Mine had a little and still does but nearly 8 years later it is the same as first day. A study by the American Trucking Association (big over the road trucks, dump trucks, etc.) found that structural rust wasn't as much of a problem as the brine infiltration into electrical components and wiring. Only rust I've had over 50 years is the cowls of a 1979 Honda Accord. I sure saved a lot of money not rustproofing any of my vehicles.
Here is what work for me. I order my cars/jeeps, pick them up at local dealer(pays to buy local, store is around the corner and gives excellent service, free loaners for any servive on any car, new or out of warranty) and bring them right home.What is the product name did you use to undercoating your jeep?