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Old 20th December 2005, 14:36   #1
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Default Underbody treatment / Anti rust coating for the car

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I have a Baleno Lxi, I bought it on 14th Sept 2005, almost from the time i bought my car Chennai has been under heavy spells of rain. I had drive my car thru bumper high water a lot of times. Iam thinking about getting the belly of car teflon coated. I asked a couple of freinds and the maruti authorisedc service center, but i seem to be getting different opinions. The service center people told that it would be better if i get a teflon coating done. My friends say that most of the cars today have high grade paint which is usually rust free. Would be happy if some of guys give some information on this.

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Old 20th December 2005, 15:00   #2
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Do you mean underbody corrosion protection ? I have heard of that being done and have had it done for my car as well ...but underbody Teflon ? Have not heard of that before.
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corrosion treatment buddy....not teflon coating...is the way to go..1
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I think the idea must be to protect the underbody with paint containg teflon . There is no harm in using it .teflon have excellent water repellent properties .
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3M underbody treatment. Coat of rubber paint. Works well.
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Old 21st December 2005, 08:39   #6
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Under body dinitrol treatment is also an option...The effect will last you for atleast 4 to 5 years.

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Hi,

It is practically very difficult(read impossible) to do teflon coating for the underbody. The recommended products would be Dinitrol, Under Chassis Rubber Seal, Fibre Coating. There is also a product from Wuerth which is expensive called Stone Chip Gaurd which is recommended. Teflon is ideally used only on painted surfaces and is meant to retain/protect the paint gloss.
Treatments cost vary form 1200k to 4500k depending on the product you choose.

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Never heard of teflon for under body before..
I have got Under Body Anti-Corrosion coating on NHC and teflon over the body.

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So as not to confuse anyone, i have renamed the thread. lottoman obviously meant anti-corossion treatment
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I think it is Under Chasis Paint. (A Mix of Black paint followed by a thick leather Coat kind of thing) costed me around 2K for Ikon.
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It cost me Rs. 1900 for my swift underbody anti corrosion treatment with 3 yr warranty.
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3M underbody treatment. Coat of rubber paint. Works well.
Nice Tip. But were in Bangalore, can we get this doneand approximate cost would be nice to have? Dealors here are not even aware of 3M underbody treatment!
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well most modern cars come with good caoating underbody or otherwise, often wonder why then they offer the 3 or 4 year warranty.. yeah if u scrape the underbody all this doesn help..

ol car especially after a refurbishning job, maybe worth it..

my mantra, wash the underbody thorough at a car wash every month and yes at night the tail gaiting guys will get envious also..
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3M underbody treatment. Coat of rubber paint. Works well.
I treat this as Gospel truth.Trust me,guys. U wont go wrong with Rudra's advice.
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Nice Tip. But were in Bangalore, can we get this doneand approximate cost would be nice to have? Dealors here are not even aware of 3M underbody treatment!
Check with Anil of HotTracks. His other setup in Indiranagar BDA complex (next to bus depot) has 3M service. You can also check with Sundaram Motors at Kasturba Road. They also have 3M service.

Cost would be around 4500/-.
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