This is a discussion on Undercarriage Rust within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Originally Posted by cornerexit Why aren't you applying CRC every couple of years? Salt/snow ie Northern US states, you need to coat the undercarriage for ...
Amsoil HDMP here.
'17 SG RS2
Don't worry, scrote. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick-ass lives. My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now.
Fluid Film works great as well. We swear by it (Industrial Tradesmen) and Krown at work. Krown is a great penetrating oil and Fluid Film is a great heavy preservative oil.
Another great penetrating oil in general is AeroKroil. That stuff gets into the finest of clearances.
I'll be touching up the paint chips on the wheel arches tomorrow then applying the trim the next day.
stvjeep did you get a chance to install the fender edge trim? If so can you share some pictures of the final install and any commenta about the process.
I just got some trim-gard edge trim in the mail today (50ft roll) and plan on doing the same when I have some time in prevision for next winter.
Tested it with a small piece and it should cover the edge as intended and hopefully avoid paint flaking again like it did for the past 2 winters. Wondering if I should do the front fender edge too to match the rear and protect those also.
This was the one I found that had the smallest bonding flange (the one that will show) vs a long enough return flange to protect the fender edge.
This is the one I got from ebay, P/N from trim-gard is RRT32-02-50:
Also available from other sites, here’s their catalogue:
Last edited by Barroux; 07-05-2019 at 06:59 PM.
@Barroux I did not! I've been quite busy and the weather has been rainy whenever I do get a chance. I will absolutely post pics when I'm done.
As for the process there's not much to it. Dress and touch up the chips so there will be no rust, wait 24 hours for it to dry and then put the wheel arch edge guards on.
I think I'm only going to do the metal sections and not the plastic bumper sections. Also I have paint protection film on the whole front of the car and it wraps around the front wheel arch edges... so no chips on the front. I will most likely just do the rear wheel wells, depending on how it looks.
I’ll also post pics when I’m done, hoping to do it two week-ends from now, already made plans until then, then I’ll put the summer wheels and tires back on with the st suspension spacers once this is completed.
And as posted above by other members, I enjoy the RS most in two circumstances: snowfalls and track days!
I’ll drive this car every winter I can until it either dies from age or rust or I’m lucky enough to afford another great winter car and park this one for winter to have it last a little longer! Or maybe buy an electric car to use most of the time and take the RS out on snowdays only! Planning on building a new house next year where I will have room for another car! Just trying to prevent further damage as much as I can, along with Krown rustproofing each year.
Is there any issue with getting the CRC or Amsoil under coating products on plastic or the under tray? I assume you reapply every year?