Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 08:57:09 -0500
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: irreproducible bucking

> Interesting issue regarding rust-proofing application was discovered > along the way. There is a very tight space between the front plastic > wheel well liner and the steel inner wheel well/strut/spring support > proper that remained untreated. I looked at it closely with the plastic > liners out and realized that unless a wand is specifically pulled > between the liner and the well - there is no way to rust-proofing > material to weep in. > > I will run it over to Krown on Robie to take a look, I don't see it as a > deliberate miss on their part - it's just a spot where gravity works > against the weeping action and coats the plastic rather than the metal. > Dex, I have only heard bad things about sprayed on (aftermarket) rustproofing material. I know that it was the cat's meow around here (New England) back in the 1960's and 70's, but has since fallen out of favor amongst even the shysters at the dealerships. Some accounts hold that the stuff was merely a ploy for additional profit margin for said dealerships (similar to the magic "poly-gly-cote" no more waxing scams) and others have found that in some cases the "rust=proofing" actually exacerbates the rusting of the subject vehicle by trapping moisture between itself and the sheet metal, and by restricting the drainage holes if appplied improperly. WRT the untreated spot that you found in the wheel well (behind the plastic liner). Did it look any more corroded than any of the treated area? of course, YR(ustpoofing)MV -Fred W

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