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Undercoating with metropolitan Oil or Dura Tech

Bought new 2016 Cherokee is it worth shooting the under carriage with oil (for winters)

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I've had my 2015 through two winters with the only rust being on the odd bolt and nut. I frequent touchless car washes in the winter with the undercarriage cleaning guns. The remainder of the year, I always hose down my wheel wells and underside every time I wash the vehicle. I think it's a personal choice, considering factory the anti corrosive procedures carried out on these vehicles.

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I would recommend getting an oil spray, just based on the location since I know how much road salt is used in Montreal. I'm getting mine sprayed at the dealer, it was thrown in with my purchase.

@NScherry what region are you and do they use road salt?
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@NScherry what region are you and do they use road salt?
Halifax, Nova Scotia. Salt so thick in places it's like driving on a dirt road at times, LOL.
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I will get it it oil shot, will not allow them to make holes, just spray where they can reach.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia. Salt so thick in places it's like driving on a dirt road at times, LOL.
That's a lot of salt, it might be beneficial to get a spray for out there, especially with being by the ocean.


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I will get it it oil shot, will not allow them to make holes, just spray where they can reach.
Get a quote from your local FCA dealer, they say that they have sprayers designed for the chassis to reach everything without drilling.
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I always get any new vehicle I purchase undercoated, usually at Ziebart. However, my Dealer offered me something unique. It's called "The Auto Saver Electronic Rust Protection System. It is a small black box that plugs into the OBII port, and applies a small electrical charge to all of the metal on the vehicle. This charge prevents rust from forming. I know that this technology system works because The Navy uses it on their ships. It's called Degaussing. It prevents all the metal of the hull from rusting by providing a magnetic field (small electrical current) to keep the salt from attaching to the hull and causing rust. The warranty is for 5 years, unlimited mileage for any metal perforation.

I'm still considering getting it undercoated before the snow flies, because it doesn't cover surface rust on the under carriage. This part sounds odd, as the under carriage is metal. But I'm sure that rocks, etc. will ding it, causing surface rust.

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I'm pretty sure that degaussing is not used to prevent rust on Navy ships , I thought it was used to prevent magnetically sensitive triggers in mines from going off.

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I'm pretty sure that degaussing is not used to prevent rust on Navy ships , I thought it was used to prevent magnetically sensitive triggers in mines from going off.

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The magnetizing of the hull creates a magnetic field around the ship, and thus a small electrical field. The electrical field would repel electrons which cause the oxidation-reduction of the metal (rust). Essentially it is an electrochemical reaction. I was on active duty in the USN for 6 years, POIC FWD Engineroom USS Farragut DLG6, which basically coordinated the entire engineering operations of the ship. Once the steam system was operating, and we were generating our own power, the first thing we did was to energize the degaussing system before we go underway.
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