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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Cleaning and Detailing Forum' started by speed45, Feb 26, 2011.

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    Hey I finally picked up my truck friday, its everything I wanted and more. And this thing is a chick magnet haha. Anyway, I figured some of you might be interested in a clear undercoat I applied so I got a few pictures for everyone to take a look at. I think it came out very nice, not to mention it doesn't make a mess like a traditional undercoat. All the pictures are with the undercoat applied, if you look closely you may see a slight yellow haze on things and that is the undercoat itself. I think its a good idea for anyone who likes to keep the bottom of their truck looking as good as the rest. As a tech I hate to see brand new cars with the bottom rotting out after 5000 miles.
     

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    aww hell yeah that looks great! congrats speed!
     
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    Looks great man. Very smart idea let us know how it holds up over time.
     
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    Congrats on the truck.
     
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    Looks good - is that a paint type clearcoat, or a petroleum based spray on?
     
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    Congrats!!
    How do you think this would hold up or apply on a truck thats a year old already. Is there any point now?
     
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    If you cleaned it nice n good I don't see it having any issues in being good.
     
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    I just wouldn't want to seal something up there and get screwed later.
     
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    Yea that's very true.
     
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    I hear ya, and that's why I stay away from undercoating like Crown and the other 'permanent' ones. They can trap moisture against the steel and cause hidden corrosion.
    Oil based undercoats are pretty good as they won't stick if there's moisture there, and they do stay around for a long time.
    My cheap alternative as a teenager was to use a Wagner power sprayer and used engine oil on my Bronco. Worked great, helped wash the mud off, but Dad didn't exactly like what it did to the driveway... But I ddin't have much rust on a 20 year old truck.
     

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