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Waxoyl

Postby Dazzle » Sun 08.04.2018, 11:45

Just wanted to ask a simple question. The dealer ive brought my car from is asking if I want waxoyl underseal on the car. Is this something I should have done or leave as is?
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby Steve A » Sun 08.04.2018, 12:28

For me that would depend on the cost (it's about £60 to buy the spray and wax), this is a very messy job but at least you know you've done it and that's if you fancy doing the job.
If you confident they will do a good job and get into all the cavities etc and not just blitz the outside just to cover everything up it's well worth doing.
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby alan e » Sun 08.04.2018, 12:38

If there is rust under the car already it will only cover it up and make it harder to remove it and repair get the car home check for rust repair any and then Waxoy it
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby Simon_P » Sun 08.04.2018, 14:45

The original coating was Dinitrol, there used to be a diagram on here of what to spray.
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby dapinky » Sun 08.04.2018, 15:05

Simon_P wrote:The original coating was Dinitrol, there used to be a diagram on here of what to spray.


These ones......

....as you can see, to do the job properly (as Lotus intended) it is quite involved, so if your garage are doing it right, then it could be worthwhile (if the price is right!). But if they are just giving it a squirt where they think it needs doing, then it may hide more than it protects.

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Re: Waxoyl

Postby Dazzle » Sun 08.04.2018, 18:31

Thanks for the sound advice I will discuss with them what they intend to do.
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby lotusrepair » Mon 09.04.2018, 02:30

Another option. I have used this on other cars.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-inter ... rosol.html
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby Giniw » Mon 09.04.2018, 13:24

Thanks dapinky, very interesting. That makes a lot locations!?
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Re: Waxoyl

Postby Steve A » Fri 13.04.2018, 19:42

Having just done some "waxoyling" I would say if you can get a good job done for a good price go for it !
It's a very messy job and it goes everywhere :shock:

It just went off in my hand :roll:

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Re: Waxoyl

Postby John_W » Fri 13.04.2018, 21:23

The last time I got rustproofing done “professionally” they managed to get it on the windscreen, hood, tyres, engine compartment, etc. Hopefully some of it got into the cavities.
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