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Rustproofing

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a 2022 Honda HR-V.

Is it worthwhile to purchase the rustproofing from Honda directly or would I be better off getting it done afterwards somewhere else?

If the recommendation is to go outside Honda to do it, does anyone have any suggestions of good places to get rustproofing done?

Thanks.
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Krown

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Don't do Krown, it will swell your rubber. Do Corrosion Free, or some other rubber safe spray.
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Do not buy from the dealer... its is 10x-15x more than what it cost for them.

Any my god stay away from the 'Electronic Modules' ... pure hot garbage that cost the dealers 100-150 and they charge $1200-1500 for them.
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Def NOT getting it at dealer.
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engineered wrote: Don't do Krown, it will swell your rubber. Do Corrosion Free, or some other rubber safe spray.
News to me, but good advice nonetheless!
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engineered wrote: Don't do Krown, it will swell your rubber. Do Corrosion Free, or some other rubber safe spray.
Thanks. Where can I get Corrosion Free applied? I checked their site and it looks like Canadian Tire only?

Thanks everyone for your responses so far!
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DTOM wrote: Thanks. Where can I get Corrosion Free applied? I checked their site and it looks like Canadian Tire only?

Thanks everyone for your responses so far!
https://corrosionfree.com/find-a-dealer/
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DTOM wrote: Thanks. Where can I get Corrosion Free applied? I checked their site and it looks like Canadian Tire only?

Thanks everyone for your responses so far!
Yes use corrosion free... I use a place called 'Attention to detail' http://attentiontodetailauto.com/ on Ritson road in Oshawa. Nice guys, family owned shop and do a really nice job. They also for a extra few $$ will remove any shielding/ panels on the bottom of the vehicle and spray the floor pan and gang pipes. Then put everything back in place .
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NO do not get rust proofing at dealer. its like a rubberish compound they spray on and tell you never worry about rust again. BS.

that suff will crack, let water in, and rust through the metal without anyone seeing it.

i use fluid film . ive heard of krowne. seems others recomend corrioson free which i have no experience but if they say its good, i would trust them.
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: does it actually hurt the rubber parts of the car?
Re krown

Depends on the car in my experience.

My toyota has no swelling. My nissan some mild on a bit of rubber under hood. Former Chev cruze I ended up replacing all the door weatherstripping. Equinox at work has been sprayed for 7 years and no swelling.
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sandalwood wrote: Yes use corrosion free... I use a place called 'Attention to detail' http://attentiontodetailauto.com/ on Ritson road in Oshawa. Nice guys, family owned shop and do a really nice job. They also for a extra few $$ will remove any shielding/ panels on the bottom of the vehicle and spray the floor pan and gang pipes. Then put everything back in place .
i looked up corrosion free service palces and their all canadian tires. i trust the stuff, not sure if i trust canadian tire doing it though lol
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Drilling holes will void any corrosion warranty from the manufacturer and the rustproofing warranty is basically worthless from the rustproofers.

I DIY'd Corrosion Free but I'm not too sold on how safe it is on rubber and it's too soon to see any problems, but I'll see how well it held up when I touch-up it this fall.

Maybe only do under coating and probably only be worthwhile if you plan on keeping the car long-term but that is up to you.
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A couple of cans of aerosol fluid film every spring and an hour of your time should provide a layer of protection underneath your car.
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: i looked up corrosion free service palces and their all canadian tires. i trust the stuff, not sure if i trust canadian tire doing it though lol
lol, that sucks. I'd look up individual store reviews then. Some of them probably aren't that bad, since they're franchised. They might be better in smaller cities.

You could DIY with Fluid Film. Most important areas are inside panels, like door panels, trunk lid, hood, wheel wells and under door/trunk latches.
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I used to get my Jeep and a couple other cars I had before that done every other year at Robinson Automotive in Miss. They used Corrosion Free. They always did a good job on coverage, and the one and only time I thought they missed something, they pulled it back in and redid that area which was great to see.
I don't go there anymore with the cars I have now. I just buy the Corrosion Free cans at CT and do the areas that look like they need it every year, or when I have something apart...
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sandalwood wrote: Yes use corrosion free... I use a place called 'Attention to detail' http://attentiontodetailauto.com/ on Ritson road in Oshawa. Nice guys, family owned shop and do a really nice job. They also for a extra few $$ will remove any shielding/ panels on the bottom of the vehicle and spray the floor pan and gang pipes. Then put everything back in place .
I've used them too. Seem good
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redblack wrote: A couple of cans of aerosol fluid film every spring and an hour of your time should provide a layer of protection underneath your car.
This. FF works great and is inexpensive.
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redblack wrote: A couple of cans of aerosol fluid film every spring and an hour of your time should provide a layer of protection underneath your car.
Fluidfilm now offers "black" Variant which I picked up this year. Added bonus of visually cleaning everything up.

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