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Rust proofing

Postby metaxa44 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:59 am

Hi Everyone,

I am a new owner of a 2009 vibe and i was wondering how many of you used rust proofing from GM or privat like Rust check ???
I had good expirience with Rust check before and not so good of expirience from the dealer...
Love to know what is your opinions ...
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Re: Rust proofing (metaxa44)

Postby kevera » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:10 am

Rust Check or Krown.Either will do fine.
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Re: Rust proofing (kevera)

Postby metaxa44 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:36 am

The dealer kind of said rust proofing avoids the waranty...
Is that BS or true???
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Re: Rust proofing (metaxa44)

Postby metaxa44 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:30 am

I mean if is not by GM...
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Postby oriden » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:46 pm

its bull**** they want you to get it done by them
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Postby vintagegz » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:20 am

I got a Vital rustproofing, it protects the bottom from stone chips and quiets down the car, they do in doors and engine compartment also. After that about every 2 years get a Krown spray done to keep it soft and prevent it drying out. A place in Whitby gives great pricing and good coverage on the bottom, it is like a wax.
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Postby Silversn95 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:07 am

I'm planning on doing the Krown rustproofing. This is my first new car so it will be a test to see how well it protects it as it ages. All my previous cars rotted out by 12 yrs with no rustproofing of any kind (except my mustang as it doesn't see winter).
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Re: Rust proofing (metaxa44)

Postby metaxa44 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:03 pm

I used Rust check before on my 94 caravan for the first 6 years , than I stoped ..
I had the van for 14 years and hardly had any rust on it when finaly retired my car and I send it to Car heaven and i got my 2009 red Vibe 1.8...

I think i will go to Rust Check again..

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Postby kenwood » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:10 am

There is a rust proofing group buying going on here:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/fo...55812

I am not related to this seller, but I will be participating once my car is delivered.

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Postby Silversn95 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:53 pm

That is a good deal....if I lived in the GTA. I have been quoted $120 for Krown but it is a fixed price for the annual application.
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Re: Rust proofing (metaxa44)

Postby harryyiii » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:51 am

Rust proofing is a obsolete service from a bygone error. If the dealer says it will void the warrantee, I believe it is true. If it wasn't, they would try to sell it to you for $500 like they used to. They can't sell it anymore because of the uselessness of the process (which the dealer doesn't care about) and the fact that it voids the warranty.
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Re: Rust proofing (harryyiii)

Postby metaxa44 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:26 pm

Hi,

Ok , now I am confused..
Is it a good idea or not to rust proof?

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Postby Silversn95 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:52 pm

I think it can only help to prevent the onset of rust on your car (oil based stuff like krown or rust check). I still think it is a good idea if you can afford it. It will help your car last longer if you keep it and improve the resale if you decide to sell it. Trust me, trying to sell a 11 yr old minivan with rotted out rocker panels doesn't get you much. I could have doubled my selling price if the body was in good shape. I don't trust the dealer either. They will try to sell you their rust proofing, ours did but she didn't push it when I told her I wasn't interested. Also, at Krown if you rust proof before the car is 1 yr old and keep up with the annual applications they have a garrantee.
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Postby CDNpatriot » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:04 am

Has anyone arranged for a club discount with Krown? I hear that Igor at Lakeshore offers it to some of the Honda / Mazda forum users.
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Postby 09Vibe » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:30 am

Very much worth the $, even though the last few winters have been not too bad - they throw just as much road salt across GTA roads. My 2000 Jeep TJ gets done every year at RustCheck and there is no rot under there at all, getting our new 09 done next month for sure, been taking our cars to the same guy for the last 20 yrs actually (RustCheck).
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