Just wondering if anyone bothers to do any sort of rust proofing on their commercial vehicles
Ive just bought a 2007 Transit and Im planning on keeping it for atleast 5yrs so i believe it could be worth doing, as most people are aware Im sure, Transits have an uncanny ability to rust in later life
My Transit received a heavy dose of Waxoyl everywhere under and around the wheel arches and behind the front wings when i bought it secondhand last year. It can be a filthy dirty, horrible job to apply however.
It DOES certainly help, but above all, the most important thing is regular, careful washing and polishing to clean and seal the paint and remove any accumulated debris from under the wheel arches etc - especially that horribly corrosive, half composted sludge you get covered in down at the green waste site!
I have seen vans two years newer than mine that are badly rotted around the rear arches - so mine is doing well so far...
Try this guy, I've never met anyone so passionate about rust!
His products are less viscous than waxoyl, and get in to smaller crevices (which is where the rust actually starts), and go on to wet surfaces. Waxoyl needs to be applied to completely dry surfaces or it actually seals the moisture in, Bilthamber Dinitrol products seem to be better regarded if you want that sticky type of protection.
You really need to get the van up on a ramp and blast everything off the underneath first, if you're planning to keep it long-term then it's worth doing properly the first time.
you can use this stuff too on the inside http://www.plastidip.co.uk/eStore/index.cfm?type=Domestic_Solutions...
keep your van clean and wax oil the underside ext ,the bottom of transit doors seem too rust like mad so it may be worth using a good wax after every wash on the door bottoms
Also found these guys when searching online www.rust.co.uk ordered some sprayable rust converter and Dinitrol 3125 cavity wax
remembered i had a tin of waxoyl underseal buried in the garage so will use that for the surfaces of the sills/chassis and in the wheel arches