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Do they test drive your vehicle after getting the under spray for your car?

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Do they test drive your vehicle after getting the under spray for your car?

Hi everyone I just purchased a new car that I should be picking up in the next two weeks and I am worried about the break-in period. I want to get the car sprayed under for the winter right away but I wanted to know if the employees will test drive The vehicle?
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Also can anyone recommend a good place for the under spray? The dealership said it has over 400 sensors underneath and I don’t want to mess anything up. I don’t mind paying a little bit extra for the best job possible
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Why are you spraying? Just an oil based rust proof is sufficient and has less chance of trapping water.
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Kasakato wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:13 pm
Why are you spraying? Just an oil based rust proof is sufficient and has less chance of trapping water.
Isn’t that a spray? I want to rust proof it but I’m not sure how it works.
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marcodt wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:19 pm
Isn’t that a spray? I want to rust proof it but I’m not sure how it works.
Undercoat is usually a heavy tar spray that dries into a blank tar layer. It's fine for a few years but eventually cracks and will trap dirt and water.

Rust proofing is a light oil based spray which sticks to the surface and creeps. It never dries into a hard layer.
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Kasakato wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:13 pm
Why are you spraying? Just an oil based rust proof is sufficient and has less chance of trapping water.
Last checked, they spray the rust proof on. They stopped using brushes several years ago :)
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:50 pm
Last checked, they spray the rust proof on. They stopped using brushes several years ago :)
Spraying undercoating. IMO inferior to oil.
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marcodt wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:03 pm
Also can anyone recommend a good place for the under spray? The dealership said it has over 400 sensors underneath and I don’t want to mess anything up. I don’t mind paying a little bit extra for the best job possible
Krown. No they won't test drive it... they will drive it into the bay, hoist it, and spray. For a new car they will drill holes and spray oil into the holes (eg in the doors, etc). You can ask them not to do that.

Spraying oil isn't... there's nothing to 'test'. Taking the car along a dusty gravel road after is, I believe, a good idea, though.
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daverobev wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 7:35 pm
they will drive it into the bay,
The krown oil bonds better when the engine's hot so they have to rev it out and bang it off the rev limiter for a good 5-10 minutes during the drive into the bay. It's a complementary procedure for new cars.

Go to any Krown location and you should hear it the bwarrr-blap-blap-blap-bwarrr-blap-nap all day.
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marcodt wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:03 pm
Also can anyone recommend a good place for the under spray? The dealership said it has over 400 sensors underneath and I don’t want to mess anything up. I don’t mind paying a little bit extra for the best job possible
Sorry, what car is this that has over 400 sensors underneath the car?
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CensoredByRFD wrote:
Nov 15th, 2017 12:28 am
Sorry, what car is this that has over 400 sensors underneath the car?
It’s a 2018 WRX sport tech. Was he full of shit?
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Thanks for all the responses.
Was going to book an appointment roughly after my dealership appointment when I pick up the car so that I can go straight there. I was going to go to Krown in bolton. Can anyone vouch for them?
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marcodt wrote:
Nov 15th, 2017 7:19 am
It’s a 2018 WRX sport tech. Was he full of shit?
Well.......yes :)
If you want corrosion protection, then get Krown. It seems to be the post popular and has been around for a long time. It will not hurt any of the "400 sensors" but will drip on your driveway for 3 or 4 days.....so park in the street :)
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
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marcodt wrote:
Nov 15th, 2017 7:19 am
It’s a 2018 WRX sport tech. Was he full of shit?
I think he was probably exaggerating to make his point that there are a lot of sensors and electrical connectors underneath. He's probably said that a a million times...

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