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Anyone have the dealer rust proof the car or are after market rust proofing better? I haven't had mine done yet but would really appreciate suggestions as to where to get it done. Some names come to mind such as Ming, Crown and Zeabert (did I spell that right?). Any horror stories or good experiences to share?

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well the car (i think) comes with a 7yr 70000 mile rust thru warrenty and I from what I have seen rust prooing just traps the water and casue's real proplems. I worked at a dodge dealer for a long time and a few trucks had line-x sprayed about the first 6-8 inches of the from the bottom of the doors-fenders-bed ect and usually the line-x place could match the color so no need to paint. I think it added a lot of weight though.(might not be a bad idea on a car used to rally though) As far as "the protector" or "the sheild" type dealer offered atmosphere protection pkgs/interior protection pkgs TOTAL WASTE!!! (guy comes and basically waxes and polishes the car and sprays this dupont stuff on the seats. A ton of people buy them and it is a huge pain to get them to warreny it (must have all paperwork or so sorry out of luck) and for every 100 the sell maybe 5 people take advantage of it and it is not usually owner transferable and who keeps a car long enough to rust now days anyway? and they try to charge anyware from $800-$1400 and dealer cost was $174.80...hope that helps
 
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Actually what the dealer offered was $399 and guarantied for the life of the car.
 

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Rust isn't nearly the problem is used to be. Most auto companies use sheet metal that will never rust unless it is punctured.

IMO, rust proofing is a joke and a dead industry. If you wash your car regularly during the winter, there is no problem.

Note: you are more likely to get rust from chips and dings doing thru the paint than from underbody contamination.
 
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That's a very good point Rob, besides, the car is pretty much all plastic now.
 
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