Underbody rustproofing

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Malikmalandi
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Underbody rustproofing

Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:50 pm

Hi guys! Has anyone knows any garage in Mussafah doing underbody rustproofing for hummer? For some reason liberty service center is not doing the service anymore. Thanks
tintin
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Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:10 pm

I'm sure if you speak to Al Futtaim they will be able to do it for you. I am not sure about others though. :D
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Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:51 pm

Yes Al Futtaim are good .. done it for my JK
the service is about 1000 Dirhams and it is 5 years gauaranteed
they are located on the airport rd. by carrefour

best regards,
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Wasif Ahmed
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Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:09 pm

Why do you need rustproofing anyway as all the new cars come with more than sufficient rust proffing....have never seen a rusty car in this part of the world LOL

Moreover if you are planning to be a serious offroader the rust proofing on the underbody wil wear out in no time with the constant contact with sand
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Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:07 pm

@tintin, kamikaze- thanks guys I speak to al futaim in musaffah and they are accepting cars aside from Toyota
Malikmalandi
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Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:15 pm

@wasif- you're absolutely right! it's just that since I'm also into scuba and water sports, I've noticed rust has started to build up underneath. Anyway thanks for the thought mate. Really appreciate it.
tintin
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Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:31 am

I had a thought last night mate. Why not do it yourself? Buy a load of BBQ spray paint from ACE hardware and do it that way. That stuff is scratch proof, rust proof, and looks cool as a cucumber on metal surfaces. I may go and price it up myself and see how much it will cost compared to Al Futtaims proper jobby.

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Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:42 am

tintin wrote:I had a thought last night mate. Why not do it yourself? Buy a load of BBQ spray paint from ACE hardware and do it that way. That stuff is scratch proof, rust proof, and looks cool as a cucumber on metal surfaces. I may go and price it up myself and see how much it will cost compared to Al Futtaims proper jobby.

:D

Tips & Warnings

It is important to wear gloves and safety glasses while spraying, so as not to risk getting any undercoating in your eyes. The gloves will keep the coating off your fingers as you spray. Sometimes the can will drip from the nozzle, since the coating is a heavy product.

The undercoating will run very easily if sprayed from too close of a distance.

Applying a couple of lighter coats is better than trying to apply one heavy coat.

If you encounter a run, you can quickly wipe it off and spray the area again. The undercoating will dry with a textured finish, and small runs or overspray’s will go unnoticed.

The undercoating will dry to the touch in a few hours, but it usually will not truly harden until the next day.

It's a good idea to test-spray an old piece of cardboard first, to get a feel for how the spray will be dispersed from the can.

Always support the vehicle with jack stands while working. You may even want to use wheel chocks as well, so that the car cannot roll.

NEVER rely solely on the jack for support.

Always work in a ventilated area when spraying this product.
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Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:11 am

Malikmalandi wrote:@tintin, kamikaze- thanks guys I speak to al futaim in musaffah and they are accepting cars aside from Toyota


If you need help with Al Futtaim do let me know as I have soem real sweet connections out there that could translate into a good discount
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Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:01 am

overdose wrote:Tips & Warnings

It is important to wear gloves and safety glasses while spraying, so as not to risk getting any undercoating in your eyes. The gloves will keep the coating off your fingers as you spray. Sometimes the can will drip from the nozzle, since the coating is a heavy product.

The undercoating will run very easily if sprayed from too close of a distance.

Applying a couple of lighter coats is better than trying to apply one heavy coat.

If you encounter a run, you can quickly wipe it off and spray the area again. The undercoating will dry with a textured finish, and small runs or overspray’s will go unnoticed.

The undercoating will dry to the touch in a few hours, but it usually will not truly harden until the next day.

It's a good idea to test-spray an old piece of cardboard first, to get a feel for how the spray will be dispersed from the can.

Always support the vehicle with jack stands while working. You may even want to use wheel chocks as well, so that the car cannot roll.

NEVER rely solely on the jack for support.

Always work in a ventilated area when spraying this product.
I was hoping people would know the first part. As for jackstands and such, you shouldn't need to jack and stand a hummer as it has a good ground clearence. Same with the bulldog. Either way, I am sure there are some shops that will be willing to do it for you if you so desire.

Thanks though Lance, very helpful info indeed. :D
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