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Having just purchased a 6m old 7 grey import that has had no English winter protection is it worth now having the car undersealed and if so what's the best way to go about it. Just worried about long-term rust/corrosion as I intend to keep the car for a while.
 
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The VII is no better protected than my 2 yr old VI , but as I don't use mine in the winter or the wet I don't have 2 bother with underseal.

However u do , it is essential 4 a car used all year , the main problem on UK roads is salt. There r lots of overlapped seams on the underside and once salt find's it's nasty way in then the results r inevitable. Also there r a number of areas that r vunerable 2 debris impact from the tyres , so stone chip protection is required there.
My suggestion wud b to find a company that can steam clean and treat under 1 roof , it's pointless 2 underseal without thoroughly removing all traces of salt and dirt first , if salt is sealed in u have a worse problem.
Try locating a company that specialises in treating classic cars , my experience of bodyshops that offer underseal service is not good , all the 1's tried just sprayed wax in the general direction , hopeless.
Even if yr car has only been driven 20 miles on salted roads u will HAVE 2 have it steam cleaned b4 treatment.
Tell them 2 b careful with the brake calipers , and I wud recommend that the AYC (if fitted) pipes etc r sprayed with waxoil only, then cleaned and re-treated every spring , this wud apply 2 suspension arms , diffs etc 2.
 
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