Rust-proofing a car...
 

Rust-proofing a car?  

 

Kenningtons
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May 6, 2018 8:10 pm  

All:

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

Location: La Grande, Oregon & St. Thomas, USVI.


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Scubadoo
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May 7, 2018 12:48 am  

Late model cars and trucks seem to be well rustproofed from the factory. For everything else, stainless steel helps.


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singlefin
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May 7, 2018 1:05 am  

Defenders are aluminum no?


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vicanuck
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May 7, 2018 11:24 am  

I've lived here 15 years and never had any issues with rust on vehicles.


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Kenningtons
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May 7, 2018 11:35 am  

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.

Location: La Grande, Oregon & St. Thomas, USVI.


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jasona
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May 7, 2018 1:56 pm  

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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