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Corrosion Free , which package?

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Corrosion Free , which package?

Hi,

I know Mazda 3 rust quite easily but I got a 2010 Model made in Japan and red the issue has been corrected from that year.

For precaution, I was wondering which Corrosion Free package should I get? I'm able to do the doors with a Rust Cure Formula 3000 can from Canadian Tire but can't do the undercarriage. They have 3 plans where I'm going : 70$, 100$ and 140$ (Link to details pic). The middle package is a waste of money, they apply a layer at the bottom of the door (not inside) and under the hood. I can do myself easily with a can with in 5 minutes. I can do many of the top package but fender braces and rocker panels might be hard to reach with a can.

I'm a bit late this year but I just bought that car. There is a electronic rust protector installed on it but as far as I know, It is proven to be mostly a gadget.

Which package would you go for?
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I went with the Complete Coverage package (most pricey).

That price you got is good. I paid $170 and I've gotten quote up to $200....mind you it was for a pickup truck.
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I didn't know there was a package to choose from.

I got it done at Robinson Automotive, paid $170 plus HST. Not sure if I'll go back, end it or continue going every other year.
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Hi All, anyone have any feedback/experience from any of these corrosion free dealers?

Markham:
EE Auto Detailing Inc.
50 Bullock Drive
Markham, On
L3P 1W2

Scarborough/East York:
Auto Connection
824 Danforth Road
Toronto, ON
M1K 1H5
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you should just do it yourself since corrosion free is not going to honor any warranty if your car starts rusting.
all you guys are so brainwashed in the warranty that is useless when it comes time to claim.
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My first, bought every package dealership offered. LOL

I still can't believe I paid them, $90 to debadge it. That's how lazy I was, I didn't get into any DIY until my next purchase and joined ClubRSX.

I can't remember what Frost Pontiac offered but when I tried claiming, I was denied because I didn't use their products? I can't remember the situation but it didn't make any difference as it was a POS lemon and I was ready to trade it in. Not even two years, I think it was the clear coat.

Lesson learned. Unless the dealership includes it, I don't bother. My two current daily drivers, it's the first time I paid for rust protection hence why I questioned about going back.
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nomdesplumes wrote: you should just do it yourself since corrosion free is not going to honor any warranty if your car starts rusting.
all you guys are so brainwashed in the warranty that is useless when it comes time to claim.
This is exactly right. on my one car rust start showing up where it was sprayed, all corrosion free wanted to do is offer me some "spray bottles" to keep spraying the spots myself

the warranty is useless.
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sk1001 wrote: This is exactly right. on my one car rust start showing up where it was sprayed, all corrosion free wanted to do is offer me some "spray bottles" to keep spraying the spots myself

the warranty is useless.
what made you choose CF? Must have been the RFD crowd here.
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nomdesplumes wrote: you should just do it yourself since corrosion free is not going to honor any warranty if your car starts rusting.
all you guys are so brainwashed in the warranty that is useless when it comes time to claim.
what would you suggest if someone doesnt have access to a lift and/or doesnt want to do it themselves.
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esoxhntr wrote: what would you suggest if someone doesnt have access to a lift and/or doesnt want to do it themselves.
go with krown?
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nomdesplumes wrote: what made you choose CF? Must have been the RFD crowd here.
Not really. What else then CF?
Krown? I'm not interested in leaking oil and worrying that doors seals might get damaged. That's just me.
Do it myself? Well not this year. I don't access have access to a lift to do the undercarriage.
Why do I need it? I just bought Mazda and I don't trust it.. simple as that!

I went finally for the top Corrosion Free package. Next year, I will have a house and a garage and do it myself.
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esoxhntr wrote: what would you suggest if someone doesnt have access to a lift and/or doesnt want to do it themselves.
You can do it at a DIY garage if you can find one. But they might not allow this. I did once but the owner did not like it and ask me not to make a mess. That is the beauty of Corrosion Free (Rust Cure Formula 3000 at Canadian Tire) since it is easy to clean. I can't image myself using Krown at home.
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Dec 26, 2017
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I had my 2016 Murano done at Canadian tire with CF. I inspected the car and the guy told me they don't remove drain plugs to spray inside the rockers. I was pissed so I removed them at home and took it back to CT for them to spray inside the rockers. At $180.00 you would think drain plugs are simple to remove and install. I'm thinking of buying the DIY kit from CF and doing it myself next time.
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I don't know why people bother with corrosion work. Places like Krown are worthless.

The car is going to rust, regardless of going to get it sprayed at Krown. You think that stuff they spray is going to stick all winter and repel all water/salt? Whats the point to spend a couple hundred a year on something so useless. Just get a car that doesn't readily rust, or has great corrosion warranty and call it a day.... like a VW.
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Feb 21, 2015
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CEOofPopeyes wrote: Hi All, anyone have any feedback/experience from any of these corrosion free dealers?

Markham:
EE Auto Detailing Inc.
50 Bullock Drive
Markham, On
L3P 1W2

Scarborough/East York:
Auto Connection
824 Danforth Road
Toronto, ON
M1K 1H5
Will try to contact EE and see how is it?
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Apr 25, 2013
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Just pick the one that sprays the undercarriage, don't let them drill holes everywhere !
Believe it or not Walmart used have the best product(transparent graphite grease) and lowest price $49.99 for the undercarriage, don't know if they still do it or not ?
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Anikiri wrote: The car is going to rust, regardless of going to get it sprayed at Krown. You think that stuff they spray is going to stick all winter and repel all water/salt? Whats the point to spend a couple hundred a year on something so useless. Just get a car that doesn't readily rust, or has great corrosion warranty and call it a day.... like a VW.
I think the rustproofing can be effective. I drive a 10 year old Mazda (famous for rust) and also park in a warm garage every Winter, so the saltwater has a chance to drip off every day.
And my car has not a spot of rust. I have gotten Krown done every year.
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Feb 21, 2015
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Went to EE Inc. at Bullock Dr for the underbody rust proofing. It's operated by 2 guys but seemed not professional. I requested them to clean up the underbody first before the process. Cause my car was brand new received about 3 weeks ago, just wanted to have the rust proofing ASAP. Didn't know it's good or bad as I didn't ask them to lift up for me to inspect. Cash $80. Better than none.

Highly recommend to try their other branch shops at the other two locations at Thornhill & Mississauga instead.
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One aerosol can of rust proof is not enough to do the underneath. Try more like 5 cans to get enoigh saturation going.
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anyone recommend good CF dealer in GTA

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