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    Default Undersealing ?.

    I suppose you could say that I am one of the "I remember when" brigade.OK,I don't have a problem with that,but I DO remember when undersealing your vehicle was the norm.It not only protected it but lengthened it's lifespan.
    Is this,or an alternative still in practice today,or has modern technology made this procedure unnecessary?
    I was under my car the other day fitting a breather filter to the ccv mod I have done,and although everything looked very tidy and newish,it made me wonder if this procedure or it's equivalent,was still done?. FELIXX.

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    nah, they started galvinising the chassis of vauxhalls back in 94 iiirc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    nah, they started galvinising the chassis of vauxhalls back in 94 iiirc
    Well,it just goes to show that your never too old to learn.Thank's for that,it's probably saved me a few quid and a lot of ear ache from "you know who",as she's always moaning that I mess around with the car too much anyway.FELIXX.

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    Isn't the underside sealed with a protective coating? I'm sure I read about this in the destruction manual

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    Put it this way, undersealing won't do any harm, although galvanised the galv can still come off leading to rust. At least another coat of tetrosyl will help cover any chips that may have occured in the original underseal

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    Ironically it was Fiat who really led the way, and were one, if not the first, of the mainstream manufacturers to fully galvanize their vehicles, when they decided to shed their reputation for making 'rustbuckets'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Put it this way, undersealing won't do any harm, although galvanised the galv can still come off leading to rust. At least another coat of tetrosyl will help cover any chips that may have occured in the original underseal
    Done mine not so long ago after MOT and new brake pipes call me old fashioned if you like

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    Bare in mind that you don't have to go old school these days either, they now do clear underseal and spray on waxes instead of having to paint on the old black tar these days. just last week I pressure washed the inside of my wheel arches and then applied white spray on lithium grease on the brake pipes just to give them a bit of extra winter protection. And considering one of the brake pipes goes over the petrol tank its no bad thing to give your self an extra year or 2 out of that one. The bain of my life has always been petrol tanks, they always go porous on the top, at least thats one less job on the Vec now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Ironically it was Fiat who really led the way, and were one, if not the first, of the mainstream manufacturers to fully galvanize their vehicles, when they decided to shed their reputation for making 'rustbuckets'.
    Yeah but their cars still are rust buckets, i've had to weld a patch into my missus' 9 year old Punto a the rest of the floor ain't exactly pretty.

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    Would this help road noise too i wonder....

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