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Winter1

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Hi Folks,

 

New member / owner here in Fleggburgh (Great Yarmouth) Norfolk..  Picked up our Alphard 2007 (camper conversion) a couple of weeks ago.  Just wanted to ask if it was a general thing that most or all owners had their vehicles undersealed / wax protected??  As I understand it Japanese vehicles don't have the same sort of protection underneath as European cars.

 

Looking for the general view from owners.  Also anyone know where I can get this done in Norfolk??

 

Many thanks for any replies.  Also love to hear from any other owners in or around Norfolk.

 

Mark.

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You absolutely must have it undersealed...preferably before putting any real miles on it.

They don't use salt/grit on the roads in Japan, so no need to underseal.

Quick google:https://www.cleanerscentral.co.uk/cleaner/962169/rustbuster-of-east-anglia

                      https://www.chassiscare.co.uk/truck-car-services

                      https://www.fyple.co.uk/company/rustbuster-of-east-anglia-2llesuu/

Ring them up and have a chat about it.

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get your overhauls on, buy your spray can of underbody protection from Halfords and start work,  if you are unable to do that visit your friendly garage enquire if they would do the work on an agreed price you dont need so called underbody sealant specialists

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Sorry folks - you'll find eric140253's thread is listed in May 2022, not Oct 2021 when it started - I forgot the date is the last entry in the thread....

Also, our underseal was, of course, 'not too pricey', rather than 'procey' [fat finger to blame]

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I put two coats of Lanoguard on mine and it was no bother at all. I was a bit put off by how messy waxoyl seemed to be, and also heard some stories about MOTs failing if they can’t see through the undercoat.
 

Jacked the car up and slid under on cardboard. First coat took me about 2 hours, second was done a few weeks later in less than an hour. Will give it a good inspection in the new year to see how well it performs.

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1 hour ago, arthurj said:

I put two coats of Lanoguard on mine and it was no bother at all. I was a bit put off by how messy waxoyl seemed to be, and also heard some stories about MOTs failing if they can’t see through the undercoat.
 

Jacked the car up and slid under on cardboard. First coat took me about 2 hours, second was done a few weeks later in less than an hour. Will give it a good inspection in the new year to see how well it performs.

amazing 👏
 

How many litres did it take for two coats?

 

 Did you cover tyres brake pipes or anything in particular to not get coat on it? Mot get touchy about few things not being visible

 

that’s why I was considering finding some mot guy who had junior handy/ assistant staff who can do it under tire mot guys guidance 

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I got the standard underbody kit with the injector nozzle. Comes with a 2L bottle and some think paint-on grease and I have just over 1/3 left. It’s not as cheap as waxoyl but cheaper than getting someone to do it for me. On the other hand, you’re supposed to do it at least once a year, but it was pretty easy to do so I’m ok with that.

 

The only thing I covered up was the brake pads, and that was just with a bit of cardboard. It’s lanolin grease, which doesn’t conduct electricity, burn at engine temperatures or rot your tyres. It dries clear but makes the metal much darker, like it’s wet even when it’s not, and it’s slightly greasy to the touch.

 

It stinks of sheep, especially if you spray the exhaust, but the smell fades to nothing after a week or so. :D

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24 minutes ago, arthurj said:

I got the standard underbody kit with the injector nozzle. Comes with a 2L bottle and some think paint-on grease and I have just over 1/3 left. It’s not as cheap as waxoyl but cheaper than getting someone to do it for me. On the other hand, you’re supposed to do it at least once a year, but it was pretty easy to do so I’m ok with that.

 

The only thing I covered up was the brake pads, and that was just with a bit of cardboard. It’s lanolin grease, which doesn’t conduct electricity, burn at engine temperatures or rot your tyres. It dries clear but makes the metal much darker, like it’s wet even when it’s not, and it’s slightly greasy to the touch.

 

It stinks of sheep, especially if you spray the exhaust, but the smell fades to nothing after a week or so. :D

Well done! Quite an adventure 

 

It’s getting colder so I might have to postpone mine to next summer

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Thanks to all for your replies, much appreciated.  I have done some further investigation based on replies re “Lanoguard”.  Looks good.  Might even have a go myself!  Just got to find somewhere to jack up the van as my sloping gravel drive is not the best and most stable of options!

 

cheers all.

 

Mark (winter1).

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