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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I could have explored companies like Ziebart rustproofing more, but this is what I decided to try.
    I'm sold on oil-based rustproofing. If they can fog it into body cavities, frame rails, etc...you can't go wrong. I wouldn't even consider Ziebart for rustproofing at this point. I might use them for bedliner or something.

    So here's my car...I haven't washed it for months for some reason. Anyway...you can see where the Krown is leeching out of the panels. I think I had it sprayed almost a year ago.

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    Here you can see it coming out from behind the side marker...

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    Be happy you don't have a Ford Escape! I'm working on repairing my sister in law's 2008 right now...

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    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

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    Wow!!

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    That's impressive rust. Better call and complain to Ford! I've never seen anything rust like that before thankfully. I've seen rusty floors and boxed in frames rust from the inside out but nothing that "new". I'd hate to live and work in the rust belt.
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    Lordthunderingjesus!

    That's some nasty AF corrosion.

    I guess that explains why there aren't many Ford Escapes / Mazda Tributes left in Nova Scotia from that era.... they've all long since failed inspection.

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    I kinda wanted to use my car to demonstrate what they do at Krown. I know you know this javensbukan.

    Unfortunately my photos didn't turn out well, and my car has a bit of surface rust underneath that I think can be attributed to my fault.. because I waited over a year before oil spraying.

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    Oh well, still pretty good for a car that drives 365 days a year. The photo with the krown sticker on the door, see those round black plugs? Those pop open and the krown people spray inside the doors. One little spot up where the back licence plate is is rusty, but you can't see it.


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    Here’s a car used mostly on back roads 2015 with 350,000km/217,000milesName:  05A8B91D-C528-4A60-9A56-AF98BA3E1F45.jpg
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    And another one with 370,000km/230,000miles that hasn't seen as much gravel. Note: far less gravel inside subframe. And no block heater cord hanging down below rad support..... Name:  D3F83CC6-3747-40F8-9F5B-8330BA589676.jpg
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    Last edited by Fummins; 09-17-2020 at 06:25 PM.
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    When mine was new six years ago, the cavities received waxing (Teroson cavity spray) and the seams of doors, hood and trunk lid also.

    A year or two later the rear and front axles were de-rusted, undercoated and painted. Should have done that on the new car!
    Since then, no rust at all developed.

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    I'm not worried about our fleet cars, they'll have 6-700,000km on them by the time they are rusted out.
    My mom says I'm cool

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.4 mpg (US) ... 15.9 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 44.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by javensbukan View Post
    Lordthunderingjesus!
    Thank you for that maritimes-ism. I heard it in my head with a proper accent.


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