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Old 03-04-2006, 01:51 AM
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My ultra secret Rust prevention method

I have never suffered rust on any of my old clunkers and I have
a numbe of old clunkers.... my secret is to always have an oil or transmission
fluid leak or better yet both...

I always tend to wind up with a leak and they always tend to be small so
i never repair them.... and they always keep the underside coated with oil
never any rust... he...he...he...

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:57 AM
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same of my old method ,but because I can not afford to stop the leak. he..he..he.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:09 PM
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LOL ! how right you are ~ in my career as a VW mechanic , I worked on lots of rusty old Beetles , in the East Coast and the AutoStick ones never had any rust from the tranny on back , no matter how bad the front of the car was....





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Old 02-05-2007, 10:41 PM
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Thumbs up Petroleum products-Not just for rustproofing anymore!

I figure if I keep moving the cars around in the driveway, eventually I won't need to seal the asphalt-the various leaks keep it nice and dark. seems to keep the weeds at bay in the cracks as well.

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Old 02-06-2007, 09:13 AM
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Post Oil Is GOOD For Old Asphalt

Funny thing you should mention that , when I had the VW shop my partner never worried when I spilled oil out on the lot ~ he said it kept the asphalt from cracking and it appeared he was correct , it never turned the usual light blue that the California sun bakes most asphalt to before it begins to crack .



Of course everyine here knows to never , EVER set a car up on jackstands on asphalt......
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:53 PM
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I have never suffered rust on any of my old clunkers and I have
a numbe of old clunkers.... my secret is to always have an oil or transmission
fluid leak or better yet both...

I always tend to wind up with a leak and they always tend to be small so
i never repair them.... and they always keep the underside coated with oil
never any rust... he...he...he...
Then how does one explain all the rusty Land Rover frames? Perhaps being British outweighs any potential benefit all the leaks might yield.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:55 PM
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Just drive the VW backwards for a few thousand miles a year. People won't even otice going down the road anyways, swap out the tai/head lights, ad you're good to go.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:14 AM
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Then how does one explain all the rusty Land Rover frames? Perhaps being British outweighs any potential benefit all the leaks might yield.
I am of the belief that anything that CAN go wrong with a British vehicle, WILL go wrong with a British Vehicle.....Murphy's mom was from Cornwall, I think.

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I've seen my fair share if this method in use. Works very well, but it's selective in where it works.

Check this out though. Back in '94, I bought a '77 Chevy Caprice coupe from an older guy in Michigan. It had been repainted a couple times, but you could tell the body was in unusually good shape for a Michigan car of it's age. When I asked the owner about it, he said he used a weed sprayer to spray his used engine oil inside all the body panels and underneath the car once every year or so. Brilliant. Maybe not environmentally friendly, but it did save the car.

Anyone else seen this done?
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:41 AM
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Thumbs up Actually , Yes ~

There's even a product called Finnegan's Waxoil that you're supposed to use in this manner , many LCB lovers swear by it .

Back in the 1960's on the East Coast there was an outfit called Ziebart that drilled tiny holes in the rocker panels etc. and sprayed thier secret stuff up inside the body cavities , I know of many cars so protected that didn't rust out in the usual 5 ~ 6 years .
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:46 PM
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My has no noticeable underside rust. The trick: Once a year I smear grease all over the place. I find that wheel bearing grease works best since I never use the whole can whenever I do a PM on the front bearings.

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:55 PM
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Haha, yeah. I had a small leak on mine and its pretty rust free under my car. Now that I fixed the leak I need to power wash and undercoat the bottom.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:18 AM
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oil

In puerto rico, I hvae heard they spray the underside of the cars with an oil spray
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:55 PM
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Yep, I've got a self-lubricating 240D.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:44 AM
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There's even a product called Finnegan's Waxoil that you're supposed to use in this manner , many LCB lovers swear by it .

Back in the 1960's on the East Coast there was an outfit called Ziebart that drilled tiny holes in the rocker panels etc. and sprayed thier secret stuff up inside the body cavities , I know of many cars so protected that didn't rust out in the usual 5 ~ 6 years .
Back in Chicago, the only "Rustproofing" that was worth a cr** was Ziebart's. They would actually take a new car apart, and with their experience analyze it and figure out where it would rust. Then, they would publish the instructions to their dealers on where to put the rustproofing. I don't know if they still do this but back in the 60's-80's if you had a car Ziebarted when new it was worth more at resale time. I wonder what their double-secret instructions were on 107's...

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