Considering Krown rust proofing on new Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by LBJGH, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. LBJGH

    LBJGH Guest

    As the title says... is it worth it? how are the newer Hondas for rust?
    LBJGH, Apr 5, 2004
  2. I have a 92 Civic Si, bought new, NOT garaged for the first couple years
    of its life, not rustproofed, and not particularly cared for from a
    wash/wax standpoint--and it still shines.

    In addition, a couple of nicks in the paint specifically did NOT turn to
    horrible rust, even after 5 years. Go figure.

    There is now a little bubble of rust forming back in the rear wheel well.

    And I live where it snows and where they use salt on the roads.

    I'd say you're fine without it, frankly...
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Apr 5, 2004
  3. I'd say its another scam. I live in Florida and drive a 92 Accord. Just 2
    minor rust spots, about 1-2 mm diameter, that i'll be getting rid off soon.
    the car has spent all its 12 years down here... with all the humidity... no
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--, Apr 5, 2004
  4. LBJGH

    Artfulcodger Guest

    Based on our 92 Accord that is just starting to show rust and not having any
    additional undercoating treatments I would say it is not necessary and this
    is in Canada with snow and salt as well.

    Who knows however how current models will withstand the rigours of 10 to 12
    years of driving? I would say it's anyones guess as I doubt there is anyway
    of saying the current metals are as durable as those in past years. You
    would pretty much have to be an engineer of some sort and run all kinds of
    comarative tests to truly predict the outcome.

    Just my thoughts from a pleased 14 yr owner of a trouble free car--only 1
    non replaceable repair necessary in that time and that was an ignitor.

    Artfulcodger, Apr 5, 2004
  5. LBJGH

    Cosmin N. Guest

    Artfulcodger wrote:

    Same goes for my 94 Accord, only this winter did rust start to appear
    around the right rear wheel whell. No rust proofing on a car that spent
    100% of its life in Toronto, and washing it only once or twice a month
    during the winter. Keeping it in the garage every night was the only
    thing I ever did to protect it.

    I doubt it would have lasted longer, even with the rust proofing.
    Especially since the rust proofing is usually applied to the places
    Hondas don't rust. There is NO way it could be applied to the rear wheel
    whells, where all 94-97 Accords start to rust first.

    I wonder what are the problem spots for the 98-02 and the 03-04 Accords.
    I guess we'll find out in about 6-10 years.

    Cosmin N., Apr 5, 2004
  6. cheap paint? not enough undercoats and clear coats? coat-cutting measures
    resulting in cost-cutting? that's not typical honda.
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--, Apr 5, 2004
  7. LBJGH

    LBJGH Guest

    Thanks for the replys... I guess I'm good to go without the rust proofing
    then... The only selling point was that Krown says they'll pay for any rust
    related repairs (in accordance with there policy ) . The cost is about $100/yr... that's
    less than $10/month. I plan on keeping the car for a minimum of ten years.

    LBJGH, Apr 6, 2004
  8. LBJGH

    Joe Elf Guest

    I used to sell cars - and rustproofing packages were a highly
    profitable add-on. If rust shows up in 10 years you had better have
    gone to each annual inspection (not free) and the rustproofer will
    hopefully still be in business under the same's not worth it.
    Plus, often the rustproofing spray plugs up intneded drainholes in the
    body - and ends up CAUSING rust instead of preventing it. Better to
    leave it the way Honda meant it to work, in my opinion.
    Joe Elf, Apr 6, 2004
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