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Old 05-16-2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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undercoating

Is anyone getting undercoating? My dealer said while driving through the back of the dealership he noticed that you could hear stones hiting the wheelwells. In fact, he said that the noise was pretty noticeable from the inside and, of course, wants to sell me undercoating. Now I don't like interior noise,so please help with some input if this is a worthwhile cost.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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No, I am not a fan of undercoating.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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No idea if it harms the vehicle in any way, but I remember watching a show on how vehicles are built. I'm not sure of the make, but they said it prevents the underside from rusting, and should be done every X amount of years. I would imagine that there are a number of types of undercoatings, so I have no idea which 1 they are talking about. For example, 1 type HELPED against salt from eating at the metal, 1 type HELPED against water from staying on the vehicle & soaking into it..
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:07 AM   #4
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Sure go ahead and undercoat the vehicle if you want. Its good protection against rust and helps against noise but also remember the added wait you will get from it. Granted it will probably only be a couple lbs and most. However, I dont know about you but my car won't be seeing any gravel roads or any winters so ill pass on the undercoating.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:10 AM   #5
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Sure go ahead and undercoat the vehicle if you want. Its good protection against rust and helps against noise but also remember the added wait you will get from it. Granted it will probably only be a couple lbs and most. However, I dont know about you but my car won't be seeing any gravel roads or any winters so ill pass on the undercoating.
Same here brother........
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
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Undercoating is not really needed on vehicles today due to the quality of sheet metal, however there are type of sound proofing materials thare may be worthwhile. I won't do it due to the added weight.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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Undercoating - like any coating - depends on the quality of the product and the quality of the application. Bad undercoating poorly applied does more harm than good by trpping moisture and dirt or creating pockets for it sit and cause problems.

I haven't seen the wheel well's inside yet but I would examine the underneath of the car, determine where it might help, and do it myself.

On the fourth gens, undercoat is on the rocker panel and wheel rear wheel wells only.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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My dealer said while driving through the back of the dealership he noticed that you could hear stones hiting the wheelwells. In fact, he said that the noise was pretty noticeable from the inside and, of course, wants to sell me undercoating.
In the back of the dealership, as in the parking lot? How fast could he have been going to kick up rocks? Sounds like he's trying to find a little extra profit!

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #9
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Undercoating? What is this...1977? Don't get the fabric treatment and Rusty Jones either.....
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:02 PM   #10
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Never EVER get undercoating. Its just something for dealers to sell, but doesn't really benefit you.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #11
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Undercoating? What is this...1977? Don't get the fabric treatment and Rusty Jones either.....
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:07 PM   #12
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You don't need it.
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:38 PM   #13
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umm, i dont even know what under coating is...
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:41 PM   #14
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It is on all the reviews and critics lists for just another useless thing the dealer tries to sell to make extra profit.
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #15
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If you decide you want it, it's easy to do yourself.
Fabric protectant is nothing but ScotchGuard or a competing product.
Rusty Jones rustproofing is a waste of time.
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #16
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I quit getting undercoat in 96 ...... the panels today are triple dipped for protection, the metal is superior now.......why do you think Chev gives rust out warranty..! You drive it for a while B4 you decide about the noise!
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:40 PM   #17
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Just another perspective...

Rustproofed 2001 Silverados are coming back with fenders that aren't rusted out...So they get a good trade in value....

Non-rustproofed Silverados are coming back with rust through above the rear tires, and on the back corners of the cab.....They get a "fair" trade in value, and they get wholesaled at the auction.

We're also seeing Oldsmobile Alero's and Intrigues coming back the same way. We see this because we have a 85% retention of customers.

Another question is, have you ever tried to make a GM corrosion claim?

I'd rather take my chances with a 1967 Camaro untreated vs a 2010. My OWN opinion is, If I had an SS, I wouldn't....If I had a LS, 1LT, or 2LT as a daily driver, I would!
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #18
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Dang it Scotty that is about what I was going to say...You are to fast tonight better cut back on the coffee....lol
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #19
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I wouldnt be driving an SS in the winter time :-)

And the Silverado's I mentioned were 2000's and 2001's we had on a truck trade sale we had....

ANOTHER FYI - The wheel wells are all plastic liners....no need to rustproof those
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:07 PM   #20
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Undercoating? What is this...1977? Don't get the fabric treatment and Rusty Jones either.....
Yeah dude hahahah My 77 Chevy doesn't have undercoating.... it has a nice layer of grease, oil, and tranny fluid coating the entire underside of my truck to preserve it! hahahhah

If you're concerned about road noise, and you drive on some dirty roads.... buy yourself a can of undercoating spray and hit the inside of your fenders.
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A guy I know has his suburban undercoated with oil every year, Im pretty sure its oil.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:42 PM   #22
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undercoat

I had my SS2 under coated it came with a package that my dealer offered, Crystal fusion on the glass, undercoating, paint sealed and interior seal, everything is covered for five years if I get chips in paint, if they can't repair it they will repaint it. the same for everything else. also the tires and wheels are also covered for 5 years. I thought it was a good deal especially with the way we get rock chips.

I do like the undercoating it is a quiet ride. if you have it done make sure you check your wheels real good. I had to take my SS2 back and have them remove the overspray.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:47 PM   #23
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Lol did he also tell you the muffler bearings where going out?

It's galvanized...
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