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    With the purchase of our new van (new to us) and the fact that it is in such good condition underneath, we have decided it could be a wise investment to get it professionally undersealed. As we intend to keep this vehicle for as long as possible this seemed the best option. My last vehicle I undersealed myself using a mixture of Waxoyl and white spirit through a garden spray, worked exceedingly well, the only downside was it never dried and so every job that was done you would be covered in Waxoyl. So looking around I found these guys over on the west coast and thought I might give them a try. Has anybody dealt with this firm and what are your opinions on the outlay?




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    If you don't decide to go the pro. Dinitrol way and DIY instead. Here's
    an alternative treatment strategy ;
    Waxoyl Schultz, it's really intended for wheel arches to resist stone chipping
    so dries semi hard (plastic) and therefore is much less unpleasant when
    you may have to carry out repairs. I see it's available as a clear coat these days.
    Thin it down with white spirit and warm in hot water, spray with an electric
    spray gun several coats with tube extension or the Schultz Gun for chassis cavities etc.
    I suggest try a litre first and see if your convinced or not.
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    Imo undersealing and old vehicle is down to preparation and removing existing rust and flaking coatings . Their are companies that specialises in rustproofing classic cars if it's not done meticulously it is a waist of money . whatever you decide just enjoy your van .are you on the road with your new van yet . Are you going straight in for LPG or are you going o suck it and see first , have a good look round for advice ,on the few LPG vehicles on our fleet it was estimated about 20 % less mpg . Baz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronic View Post
    Waxoyl Schultz
    I have considered this and I do believe the finished result is a lot more user friendly. I'm waiting for a reply from the company who does the undersealing and, if his estimate is too high, then a DIY approach will be our only option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly 2 View Post
    if it's not done meticulously it is a waist of money
    Hello Bazz,
    Totally agree with you. This company does free yearly check-ups and, in the video, they show the chassis being cleaned by steam, detergent and water pressure. Having had a good look at my chassis it really is in tip top condition and that's why I am compelled to do it sooner rather than later.

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    I understand that the annual inspections are very important because any small perforations of the sealant can result in water becoming trapped behind it with exactly the reverse effect of that desired.
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    Correct bill.ziebert Edinburgh used to do a annual check if missed warranty and claims were nil and void!
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    Prep. Is everything, a lot of people expect to much of
    good old' Waxoyl, they apply it over scabby rust the
    Waxoyl can't get to the underlayers moisture gets in and
    the oxygen does it's worst. Spot welded seams need to
    have it brush applied and worked in for the same reason.
    Very tempting to get someone else to carry out a Waxoyling!!

    They tend to be a bit trade secretive about the ingredients,
    I believe it to be concentrated tannin to chemically attack
    rust, tannin same as leaches out of autumn oak leaves, and
    a petroleum wax which acts as a moisture barrier.
    Tannin is brown in colour so I wonder if the clear varieties of
    Waxoyl perform as well as the mucky dark brown, possibly
    the clear is a clear distillate of the brown so just as good ?
    I've never kept a vehicle long enough to prove either way.
    Last edited by Byronic; 13-01-2018 at 17:43.
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    You think too much !
    Just drive it and enjoy the new motorhome and when it breaks torch it and move on
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