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Old 03-20-2010, 09:20 PM
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Default Undercoating?

I was thinking about spraying undercoating on the lower half of my truck. theres a bodyline just above the bottom of the door im gonna follow (not doing the wheel wells).

I was wondering if anybody had any tips on how to do it and what you've used in the past thats the best.

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:24 PM
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Try Corsol, truckers use that and like it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:52 PM
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Try Corsol, truckers use that and like it.
alright thanks man
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:16 PM
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I paid for mine, at ziebart (spelling?) I think it was 180$ or so. I chose the thicker "sound deadening" option. Didn't make too much difference for sound, but it sure looks nicer when on a hoist. I feel it helped make it more rust resistant. I only did the "underbody" portion, not anything you can see without crawling under.

One tip: Have them take down your spare and do underneath there also. It would be optimal (but very difficult) to remove other underbody components IE gas tank, carbon-can) Depends on how thorough you want to be. One regret is that I didn't cover my fuel-filter, and it was difficult to change the last time due to this. Might want to cover that with a plastic bag. (atleast the connectors)

Also - it would be kind of dumb to do this without powerwashing underneath first.
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I had the dealer do mine right away when I brought mine, I don't recall what I paid for it, but figured it's worth it!
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I had the dealer do mine right away when I brought mine, I don't recall what I paid for it, but figured it's worth it!
Smart decision!

I wish it was an option from the factory. Imagine being able to get a full undercoating when the body has been released from being painted with no trim or chassis underneath it!
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Smart decision!

I wish it was an option from the factory. Imagine being able to get a full undercoating when the body has been released from being painted with no trim or chassis underneath it!
Yeah no shit, they can make factory spray in an option, how about those of use that live in the rust belt or where they use salt or other chemicals on the roads in the winter. They need to make it an option from the factory, or just do all of em. I have it on the underside of my Sonoma but that was after the truck was built, and while it saved the truck from all the crap it's all over crap I don't want it on, electrical stuff, holes used to attach fuel and brake lines, and it's just a pain when I work under it and end up having to cut it off stuff to check wiring and that.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:07 PM
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Im not thinking of doing the underside of my truck tho but hopefully you get it done right.
my truck had undercoating done long ago. they did all on the underside and like the bottoms of my doors. this clogged all the spots where the water could drain out and rusted out my doors, (wasnt too fun before the re-paint).

Its kinda just peeling off on the underside and exposed the inevitable rust(midwest)
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Im not thinking of doing the underside of my truck tho but hopefully you get it done right.
my truck had undercoating done long ago. they did all on the underside and like the bottoms of my doors. this clogged all the spots where the water could drain out and rusted out my doors, (wasnt too fun before the re-paint).

Its kinda just peeling off on the underside and exposed the inevitable rust(midwest)
Rust belt, ftw lol it's worth it though if you don't have to do it for another 10 years plus lol
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Rust belt, ftw lol it's worth it though if you don't have to do it for another 10 years plus lol
lol. thats true
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:58 PM
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They make kits where you can do it yourself I have a spray gun kit i bought offline I sprayed my 07 when it was new with about 2 gallons of black undercoating and about 3/4 of a gallon of the clear "glaze" inside the doors hood and tailgate to.

Its not a fun job and is really messy as it gets every where including all over you but my truck has been through 3 Cleveland winters so far and there isn't a single spot of rust on my truck
That would be sweet to do. id look at your doors to make sure the pinch seams on them can drain the water/moisture. i think thats what rusted mine out
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