Premium 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 WAR cavity treatment (BLACK)
- 2x Coats of WAR Underbody Superwax
- Fxliner Rear crossmember (applied over RE)
- 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:-
- 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
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.
- Cavity treatment using WAR Superwax
- Re assembly of many of the parts mentioned above
- 1st coat of WAR Superwax
- 2nd coat (4th actual) of WAR- followed by independent staff member checking of quality of work.
- Final checking and vehicle lightly washed down with water to de dust.
Approximately 50>100 photo's taken during all works.
- Fuel tank drop consists of emptying the fuel and disconnecting electircal and fuel lines. The unit is removed and the newly accessible area is prepared, sanded and painted. The fuel tank is cleaned, sanded and painted. once refitted the tank area is then given a further sealing / creeping coat of WAR.