Painting under the car.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by mrtn, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Just looking for a little advice. Such as what paint to use, sanding etc. I was installing to Cobb RMM the other day and I saw rust and it's really bothering me. The car has only been through one winter so I'd like to fix it before it gets worse.

    Anyone else who drives in salt/snow have this issue? RodMoe?
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  3. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    Rust already? How many miles do you have on your car?
  4. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Just under 11000km or 7000 miles ...
  5. speedprotege

    speedprotege Member

    Mine looks the same if not worse.
    With 21000kms
    I think I am going to just get it under coated soon
  6. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I have not seen that amount or aging yet and they salt the heck out of the roads here so I'll keep a look out I did go under the hood during the winter with WD40 and hit all the salty crud i could get too...
  7. The Duke

    The Duke Member

  8. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Any experience with this stuff? I hear it can be a pain.
  9. 70sstrat08

    70sstrat08 Member

    Mix it well and use as much protection as possible. If it gets on anything it's not coming off.

    That being said last time I used it I didn't think it was difficult to work with at all.

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  10. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Thanks. I didn't realize how expensive it was and there's a lot of prep too. Probably not worth the small area I had to do. I ended up getting underbody paint similar to rocker guard. $4 vs $60 for por 15... Turned out well. I hope it lasts...
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  11. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I spray everything I can with rubberized undercoating, and then spray matte black over the suspension bits each spring. Having a lift would make this job way easier.
  12. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Good to know. I wanted to spray everything but wasn't sure... I may get back under there and cover a few more places. But yes if I had a lift I probably wold have painted everything could.
  13. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    What do you use for the rubberized undercoat? Por-15 spray can?

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