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Old 06-17-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Is this not just WRONG?

When I bought my car I paid for the dealer rustproofing, because this is Canada and the car will be winter driven. But today I was cleaning the car and looked under the hood and found this MESS!
I think this should have been cleaned up by the dealer. This stuff is now like sticky tar and is going to collect dirt and god knows what. What do you folks think? Should I take it back to the dealer and tell them to clean it up?






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Old 06-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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ummm that does look messed up ... idk what to tell ya
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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I was able to right click each red X and copy paste them into a new browser to see them.

Kind of looks like foam residue.

You probably need to wipe it down with a de-greaser or something.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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Thats how the dealer applies it, to all metal surfaces, thats what you paid for. Did you expect them to mask off the plastic and wiring harnesses?....not gonna happen. BTW it was the same on my 95 Z when I bought it new and it will collect dirt and turn black after a while. I cleaned mine up myself when I no longer winter drove the car.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:48 PM   #6
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I hate to be blunt, but you paid a bunch of money to have worthless sticky goo slobbered on your car that most likely will most likely cause it to rust, and the company which supposedly guarantees this product will have long since gone out of business (changed it's name and is doing the same thing to someone else).

Most consumer advocate sites document this scam quite well. These cars have abundant rust protection designed into them and do not need this stuff.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:49 PM   #7
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What did you use to get it off?
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:55 PM   #8
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dealer rustproofing I've long been told is a no-no.....I've never actually seen why, though.....till now. :( I'm sorry for your troubles.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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What did you use to get it off?
I used brake cleaner - disclaimer, use at your own risk!

And as others have said, its useless. I will not buy it from a dealer again.
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I used brake cleaner - disclaimer, use at your own risk!

And as others have said, its useless. I will not buy it from a dealer again.
I bought a used Blazer a while back that had this done before I bought it and the stuff had turned into a dark brown substance that resembled spray undercoating. I was able to remove it using "Simple Green", but it took a LOT and a lot of elbow grease.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:47 PM   #11
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that crap looks awful.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:57 PM   #12
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Doesn't look good.... Bummer man, have no idea how to address that one
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:00 PM   #13
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You can use a good degreaser and it should come off. Just spray the areas you would like the rust proofing removed with degreaser and it'll be only paint left.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:12 PM   #14
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That does look like azz. Sorry you paid for that mess. There should be a law against that sort of crap.
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it seems as though if a dealer approached me to buy this "corrosion protection plan", that it would imply the car was built TO rust unless i pay for it NOT to rust...
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestions on removing it. The car is going back to the dealer tomorrow anyway because the USB quit working completely. Bad PDIM I guess. But I am going to show them this mess and make a LOUD complaint. Maybe they will clean it up for me. If not as soon as I get it home I will tackle it. I'll try the Simple Green, I use that stuff a lot. Brake cleaner sounds a little harsh.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:40 PM   #17
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Thanks for the suggestions on removing it. The car is going back to the dealer tomorrow anyway because the USB quit working completely. Bad PDIM I guess. But I am going to show them this mess and make a LOUD complaint. Maybe they will clean it up for me. If not as soon as I get it home I will tackle it. I'll try the Simple Green, I use that stuff a lot. Brake cleaner sounds a little harsh.
Thanks again!

DON'T use Brake Cleaner man =HARSH lol
use engine shampoo or tar remover and it'll be ok
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:55 AM   #18
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GM Engine Shampoo will not cause any damage.

GM owners manuals have said for years ...DO not rust proof ..MAY VOID WARRANTY.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:45 AM   #19
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That looks horrible, looks like permanent condensation.
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Took her into the dealer this morning, they will clean it up. I'll let you know how good of a job they do.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:23 AM   #21
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I hate to be blunt, but you paid a bunch of money to have worthless sticky goo slobbered on your car that most likely will most likely cause it to rust, and the company which supposedly guarantees this product will have long since gone out of business (changed it's name and is doing the same thing to someone else).

Most consumer advocate sites document this scam quite well. These cars have abundant rust protection designed into them and do not need this stuff.
Amen to what you said. The last stop at the delaership is the finance office. This is where they run the price of the car up with useless bullshit to enhance their profit. Your Camaro came with a rust through warranty. Never buy any of this crap from the financial guy. The only thing that I let them sell me was enhanced Lojac. I knew that I wanted this going in because it is a big insurance discount for having this in Massachusetts. The other thing that they like to sell you is a warranty, unless you are keeping your car forever and you know of a reoccuring problem with Camaros, run from these too. They are a rip off. Good luck removing the goo from your car. Try some WD-40, it is a petroleum based product and it works on road tar. It might work for you.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:28 AM   #22
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Should have threw your money away at the RUST INHIBITOR module. The only things that will rust on these cars are the exposed non coated hardware (nuts, bolts, etc.) not the underbody because its GALVANIZED!
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I do know most of these products are a scam. This is not from an outside company, it's through the dealer. The only reason I bought the package, (rustproofing, undercoat, fabric guard,) was I got the whole thing for 499.00. (regular 900.00) The rustproofing IS a rust inhibitor module and is guaranteed for 10 yrs. The undercoating is strictly to help prevent the salt corrosion that happens in winter because in this province they SERIOUSLY over salt the roads in winter. It has to be redone yearly and is now paid for for 5 years. The fabric guard covers tears in the upholstery as well and is good for 3 years. And yes I bought the extended warranty because I will be keeping the car forever, and there is no work done on cars anymore that seems to be less then a $1000.00 a pop with parts and labour. The cost of the warranty is only 2 repairs at that price. Well worth it.
I have been buying cars through this dealership for 15 years and have always had good service. Today I got that again when they offered to clean up the mess under the hood.
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Man that blows. Try some of Adams All Purpose Cleaner. I don't know if it would work but it's pretty good about getting tough to clean grime to break loose.
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Good to know they are taking care of it
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