Just a heads up to look on this thread for those that may have some rust issues on their under carriage. Coming from MA, after only three years, my undercarriage is pretty rusted, and being in college, I can't afford professional service (nor are they even offered in TX, where I live now, because there are no rust issues in TX)
I will be doing a write up on repair and prevention techniques soon, including the result pictures, products used, and methods to clean her up.
If any of you have had good experience with this, I would greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions before I start (probably tomorrow or Sunday as a study break from school). I do have ONE question though: one of my product cans stresses to avoid spraying the exhaust system (mainly catalytic converter)...there is a lot of rust on the CC, and this needs to be addressed...what would happen if I applied rust remover and rust proof paint to this?
Anyways, this will be my plan of action:
1. Sand the entire under carriage. I will be using a sander attached to a high powered drill bit and sand everything as best as I can (probably go through two sanders, which hopefully will expose raw steel throughout entire body)
2. 2 cans of rust remover will be sprayed and allowed to dry.
3. 'Rust Tough' primer will then be administered.
4. Regular black drying primer will then be applied and allow to dry.
5. 'Heavy-duty rubberized Undercoating' will then be applied liberally throughout the entire under carriage.
I think this should protect my Escape for its entire lifetime. Total project cost is currently $50, not including the drill bit set that I already own. Again, I appreciate any feedback before I do this...
Last edited by pdc214
on October 8th, 2011, 12:14 am, edited 1 time in total.