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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:44 pm 
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Location: North Staffs
Car Models: 1.9TD Vector Sport convertible
I wanna get my car protected underneath. Has anyone got any recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: underseal
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:21 am 
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Not sure whether you mean DIY or having it professionally done. I did my wheel arches with Gravitex, sprayed with an Aldi 24 litre air compressor and got good results.


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 Post subject: Re: underseal
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:52 pm 
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Location: Muir of Ord, Highland
Car Models: 1972 96 V4, 1987 900 T16 Cabrio (LHD)
Sorry for a minor thread hijack, but a local company (eg. should be familiar with Scottish weather and sea salt spray) is offering professional Underseal and Rust Protection service using 'Lanoguard' Grease, Sprays and Coatings - does anyone have any experience of these products ?

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 Post subject: Re: underseal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:25 am 
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Car Models: 1972 99L 2 door
Hi, i can't offer any experience but i do have an opinion to share...

I see lanoguard promotions all over facebook and it looks alright once sprayed but, and this is a big but - the company recommend reapplying every year or two depending on service to maintain protection.

That sounds pretty poor to me.

Bilt hamber, dinitrol, 3M, gravitex, rustbuster etc all offer products that dont need reapplying. Go for one of those unless you enjoy getting messy doing underseal work yourself or paying someone to do it for you.


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 Post subject: Re: underseal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:18 pm 
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Location: Auchindoun, Moray, North east Scotland
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I would nearly totally agree with Steve Briance but I have used Lanoguard spray and it is fantastically easy to apply, and goes a very long way. Pressure washer at point blank range won't part it. it is thin like diesel and creeps everywhere, and not being oil based doesn't harm rubber etc.

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 Post subject: Re: underseal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:34 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 estate 900 8v 95 van
I’ve tried many underbody treatments over the years and none of them are perfect. My daily 9-5 estate which does 10-12k miles a year much of it fairly quickly gets an annual check and a proper refresh every couple of years. The classics which do less miles at slower speeds get checked but the v4 van we did 4 years ago is still okay. I usually use a mixture of waxoyl and underseal but sometimes have used Hammerite/Smoothrite paint. I have also tried POR paint,they all seem to need maintenance from time to time.


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 Post subject: Re: underseal
PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:56 pm 
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I've had good results with 2.5L tins of Tetraseal.

Place the tin in boiling water, use throw away brush, very quick and neat to apply and stays flexible, fights off chips and gravel reasonably well. Costs a fraction of many of the treatments listed above, very quick to apply, I find it needs a tiny bit of maintenance every year or two, for that a spray product is easiest.


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