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Kenningtons
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What do you do to prevent rust in the Cariibbean? I’m building a Land Rover Defender to bring to STT. I’ve heard of Waxoyl & Line-X. Any experience?

Thanks,

Paul

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Topic starter Posted : May 6, 2018 8:10 pm
Scubadoo
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Late model cars and trucks seem to be well rustproofed from the factory. For everything else, stainless steel helps.

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Posted : May 7, 2018 12:48 am
singlefin
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Defenders are aluminum no?

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Posted : May 7, 2018 1:05 am
vicanuck
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I've lived here 15 years and never had any issues with rust on vehicles.

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Posted : May 7, 2018 11:24 am
Kenningtons
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Defenders are aluminum no?

The body panels are. Not ythe bulkhead or chassis. I plan to galvanize, but some parts can’t be galvanized, such as axles, bumpers tec.

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Topic starter Posted : May 7, 2018 11:35 am
jasona
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When Porsche transports a car across an ocean they spray the chassis, underside, suspension, etc. with cosmoline. And 30 years later the stuff will still be there.

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Posted : May 7, 2018 1:56 pm
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