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MN Tonester

ford f150 question

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MN Tonester

looking at a 2017 f150 supercab.  Is there any value to undercoating this vehicle?  Anyone own one and have an opinion?  Thanks

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dogrunner

Nowadays I would think it would be a waste, I have a 16 but I only keep them a couple years. 

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Brad Eden

Depends on where you live. If the northeast yes, it will delay the cancer that road salt does to every vehicle up here.

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MNice

Depends on how long you'll keep the vehicle. Around here, from personal observation and discussions with friends in the industry, most vehicles start to show rust around years 6-8. You'd think it would be much sooner considering, at least in my neighborhood, they apply salt and sand instead of plowing more often than not. It still baffles me every time I have to drive through the slop, clean the garage floor, or navigate a bumpy and icy road in the morning. Ugh!

 

 

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MN Tonester

salt and sand is the norm around here and we typically keep our vehicles @10 years

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Marc Ret

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25/06

You are looking at the aluminum bodied truck. Aluminum corrodes much slower than steel rust.

 

I am not convinced undercoating deters rust at all or at least the undercoating I purchased.

 

I have a trailer that had the front arms and tongue undercoated by the factory. The trailer is a 2004  there is a lot of corrosion under the  rubber coated material enough where I am wondering about structural integrity.

 

I ran a 2000 Ford ranger to 212,000 in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wyoming. Zero rust when I sold it in 2015. No undercoating.

 

I did get the wheel well liners in the Ranger and my 2014 F150. I wash truck after every other tank of fuel or if it is going to sit for a while. I store truck inside.

 

If you live in Duluth as I gather from your signature line you drive on more salt and chemicals than snow.

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Fur and Feathers

We just recently got a franchise that was originally in Canada I believe, Krown rust protection. I have been doing a 2014 Grand cherokee and will be adding a 17 Ram. Time will tell. A buddy has a 07 truck that he has been getting done by Krown (in Canada before they came here) for most of its life. He swears by it and says he will never own another vehicle in rust country with out it. It not only protects the body, brake lines and hardware, frame etc. For $139 a year it's a great investment for someone who likes to keep a vehicle for the duration.

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