Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:37 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 01:02 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 03:55 PM
it's almost like the oil stuff they put it in the road black rubber after the ziebart dry.
i got the ziebart for a year now no rust
Posted 31 October 2003 - 11:56 AM
About the only places around my area that do it any longer are body shops. Seems most of the dealers couldn't be bothered. But they wanted about $400 for the job, so I did it myself. I went and got 6 cans of 3M Rubberized (ONLY use rubber undercoating -- the rest is junk). Then, I pulled the rear of my truck up onto ramps, taped off everything that I didn't want to get coated (especially the exhaust system) and sprayed away. Not as good as the pros, but it's a lot better then nothing. Cost me all of $30 and 1/2 a days work (and runined the t-shirt I was wearing too ).
The coating on the frames now is wax-based, so it comes off very easy. Too easy, actually. But that only covers the frame, the underbody doesn't have any special coatings, so when I did it I sprayed the frame and the body.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 02:17 PM
Posted 01 November 2003 - 12:39 AM
Before you undercoat clean/wash your trucks undercarige very well, and let it dry for a good day or 2. Then you can do it yourself or have someone with experience do it for you.
Beware of the dealerships, undercoating is a very messy job and they typically have some flunky spray the crap out of everything, including your tranny, engine, axle housing, etc.
Not only will the undercoat provide you with added protection and pease of mind, but it will also give you a quieter experience inside the cab.
After you have it undercoated, don't get on the highway for at least 3 or 4 hours. Let your undercoat dry for a minimum of 24hrs before going into any rough terrain.
Edited by Gilbert, 01 November 2003 - 12:41 AM.
Posted 01 November 2003 - 04:37 PM
Posted 01 November 2003 - 06:36 PM
It clogs the factory drain holes in places and allows water to sit and begin corrosion from the inside out.
I have 95K woth of Michigan roads on my 2000 GMC and it still looks new
Edited by gmcjoe, 01 November 2003 - 06:36 PM.
2000 GMC Sierra Z71 - 170,000 mile daily driver
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Posted 03 November 2003 - 04:28 PM
My last rustproof job was a 1985 GMC Jimmy - full size. I had as much rust on it as if I hadn't had it done to begin with because of all the holes they punched in the body. There's another thread in Product Review
and you can read my comments there on rustproofing. Believe me, Ziebart's warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on, esecially if you miss one of their stupid inspection periods, which used to cost you $30 annually to have done.
Best advice is, keep your truck clean, scratches and chips touched up and with the better quality of todays vehicle builds, you should go a long time without problems.
Edited by LARSONEM, 03 November 2003 - 04:29 PM.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 07:59 PM
Posted 04 November 2003 - 08:18 PM
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Posted 05 November 2003 - 01:09 PM
Rustproofing and undercoating are 2 entirely different things.
I wouldn't fool with rustproofing either.