Platinum Underbody Rustproofing treatment
- Steam clean underbody
- Heat and clean cavities with 155C steam
- Needle gun and sand the underbody (non chassis vehicle), or chassis/ axles (chassis based vehicle)
- 2X Coats of Rust Encapsulator stabilising primer (RED)
- 1X coat of cavity paint rust stabiliser
- 2X Coats of CIO Chassis In One tough stabilising primer and top coat (Satin Black)
- 1x WAR cavity treatment (BLACK)
- 2x Coats of WAR Underbody Superwax
- 2K Fxliner on crossmember, or gloss extreme
- WAR cavity treatment of body cavities such as bottoms of doors, bulkheads and A pillars where accessible.
- War Anti-seize on many fixtures, fittings and mating faces from parts removed.
What we do.
Our current process is to degrease the underbody with FXdegreaser. Following this we pressure steam clean @155C to remove all loose and friable paint/ rust, and contamination.
After this process is complete we also steam the internals of the chassis and any cavities to be treated. This process often takes a full day to this point with temperatures up to 155C.
Once the vehicle is fully cleaned, we then remove parts. Parts we remove for example on a defender are:-
- Fuel Tank
- Central Crossmember
- Mudflaps front and rear
- Rear Shock absorbers
- Rear shock absorber mounts
- Front bumper
- Front jack rubbers
- Front and rear bump stops
- Rear springs (unless HD)
- Tow pack including NAS step if fitted
- Steering/ sump guards
- Front grill
- Side step supports
- Fuel cooler
- Fuel filter cover/ back plate
On a car the typical process would be similar to the above but we would drop the fuel tank and rear suspension/ subframe, as well as the exhaust and heat shields.
Mating faces are then cleaned and prepped further.
The next step is to inspect the chassis for welding repairs (charged additionally), and to descale the chassis where required. We then key the chassis and thin any existing coating for full inspection using sanders and other abrasive methods- (many coatings on chassis even from new appear ok and have underlying issues, so to simply paint over them is a false economy).
After the chassis or underbody has been prepared we then apply-
- 1st coat of rust encapsulator- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- 2nd coat of Rust encapsulator- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- 1st cavity treatment using Cavity Paint- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- 1st coat (3rd actual coat) of CIO Chassis In One- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- 2nd coat of CIO Chassis In One- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- 2nd Cavity treatment using WAR Superwax- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- Re assembly of many of the parts mentioned above
- 1st coat of WAR Superwax- WASH- super thin to soak in and creep around all bolts and fittings/ seams
- 2nd coat (6th actual) of WAR- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- 1st coat of Blackit to the underbody (includes arches and general floorpan areas that are accessible (if a chassis based vehicle)
- 2nd coat of Blackit
- Final checking and vehicle lightly washed down with water to de dust.
Approximately 100>200 photo's taken during all works.
- At Buzzweld HQ we can wet ice blast your vehicle underbody and find issues with existing paint even if they look fine after steam cleaning and sanding. Thicker underseals, or tougher paints, as well as existing waxes hide problems. Wet ice blasting finds them, and is not abrasive like sand blasting, so we leave you with all of the metal, but none of the problems.